Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:30
1) Go for it anyway, you never know what you can do if you don't try.
2) Set a tough but more achievable target (e.g., best time for the course)
3) Take it easy and enjoy the day
4) stay in bed (why bother run if it's not a pb attempt!)
5) Always have a clear plan of A races which are pb attempts and B races that have a specific goal!
I have the Leeds half on Sunday. Last year I got a pb at this race, then I beat that time by 3 mins in Feb. The new time was bsaed entirely on the fact that it was a flat course, whereas Leeds is undulating/hilly. As such I'm very unlikely to beat that time. I'm wavering between going after last years time, and running at a comfortable pace and enjoying the event. Not sure if I'm just being lazy, but option 3 will involve a lot less pain!