New York Marathon Course Strategy

Ran: 18.4 miles / 29.5 km - 2 h 53 min - weekend easy pace long run

This girl has a plan.

The plan to be prepared for the New York City Marathon course. The hills. The bridges. The hills. And the bridges. To not let these bridges and hills take her by surprise. That's the plan. I'll just have to wait and see if this plan works...fingers crossed.

And this ING course video (with elevation chart) should help me to prepare my legs and mind for the hills/bridges/hitting the wall. (I apologize in advance for all the ING spam in the video...I guess this is one of their ways to get through the financial crisis).

Do you believe that it's better to get yourself mentally ready for a hilly course, than to just go for it and see what happens (with the risk of hitting the wall big time)?


Zaneta said...

I haven't been at the whole running thing long, but I have nothing but hills out here to train on lol... so i dont really mentally prepare myself because i know that i've done them before :) That video is awesome of the course!! :D

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Zaneta: Hahaha! Nothing but hills to train on; wow! That's what I call a work-out! ;)