In prep for the Philly Marathon on Nov. 23, I just scheduled my fall races and am super excited. Here they are:
Sept 14: Queens Half Marathon
Oct. 18: Flushing Meadow 10k
Oct. 23: Hoboken 5k
Ideally you want to schedule a half marathon about 4-6 weeks before the full so you can sufficiently recover. A half marathon is also a good time to execute pacing and fueling strategies and to test out that new running outfit. Remember, nothing new on race day! Schedule shorter distance races closer to the marathon to build strength and incorporate the last bits of speedwork into your training. Just be careful not to schedule anything too close to the race or you will not recover properly.
I am getting excited for Philly and also am excited to watch the NYC Marathon coming up in a few weeks!
Who is running a fall marathon this year? Tell me how your training is going!