Some people have really good strategies for races, like split times and how they’re going to fuel, go out easy and then negative split.
My plan for the Rutgers Half Marathon can be broken down into two prongs:
First, I’m not really focusing on that fact that I have a half marathon I’m supposed to be doing on Sunday. Instead, I’m focusing on going to a Kosher deli called Fred and Murry’s on Saturday for mushroom barley soup and their crinkle cut fries that are JUST LIKE NATHAN’S FRIES. Like exactly, right down to the small crunchy pieces. So god damn good. This is genuinely what gets me really excited and is actually now a tradition because the same weekend last year I got Katz’s before the Fitness 1/2 Marathon! I’m a total sucker for a square knish.
Second, my pre-race plan is to do something a little different. Namely, the whole ride up to New Brunswick I’m going to play “Let It Go” on a constant loop so that by the time the gun goes off I’m just ready to run to the top of a mountain and build myself a magical ice caste. It’s different because I’ve never done that before a race before, not because I’ve never played Let It Go on a nonstop loop in the car.
Hahaha, you thought I was over Frozen, that’s cute.
What’s everyone’s favorite I have no idea what I’m doing fuck-it-all running plan?