Last minute decision here but have decided to run the Little Kings One Mile race on Friday night, which is two days before my first half. I would be a little apprehensive about it if a) I hadn’t already done it before and knew what to expect and b) a ton of people from my training group including coaches are doing it so if they’re doing it, I can do it!
It’s a neat little race that kind of kicks of Flying Pig weekend here in Cincinnati. It’s just a one mile race down Main Street in downtown Cincinnati that ends right at Smale Park where there is a festival, band playing, beers! I’ll have to limit the amount of beer I drink afterwards since this year I am running the half on Sunday. As I said, a lot of people from my training group including some of the coaches are doing it so it’ll be a nice little way to hang out and get excited for the big race on Sunday!
Last year I did it in 8:32 which is easily the fastest mile I’ve ever ran and that was without really running much or training. I definitely wasn’t running nearly as much as I am now, so I am hoping for sub 8:00 this year!
Here are the medals for this year’s race!
I’m super excited for everything this weekend! My first big race expo, Little Kings Mile, first half marathon! I have been going stir crazy with this tapering business. I wasn’t able to run last night because I shouldn’t be and because it was pouring rain. I basically sat in my house anxiously awaiting a decent time to go to bed so that tomorrow would be here! The more I sleep, the faster the weekend will be here!
How do you guys handle tapering before a big race?