I really want to get a 2:30 half on June 2nd in Niagara Falls. I really do. I know that 12 minutes is a lot to cut off from my last half but I really want this. For this reason 2 weeks ago I did just over 12 miles as my long run and then this week I did 3 short runs followed by a 14.25 miler.
I did not tape anything and I did not take anything. When I set out at 8:10am the weather was perfect. When I finished at 11am, the sun was up and it was still awesome. At 13.1 I was at 2 hours and 35 minutes for a training run, so based on that I only have to cut 5-6 minutes off or less than 30 seconds a mile during the race. I am scared but I am hoping the extra miles will help.
Plus as of yesterday it has been 2 weeks since I have had pop and that included Mountain Dew, since that is the only pop worth drinking. It has been tough mostly because I don't feel any different since cutting it out but I figure it has to help in some way.
So we will see what the next 2 weeks bring and hopefully Niagara will hold a PR for me!