Everybody worries about race strategy, and no one more than the first-timer. I suspect for most runners that first 5k is more nerve-wracking than a first marathon. [Read more…]
Let’s talk about the occasion when you may depart from the racing plan and why it’s okay to do it once in a while. Sometimes you plan and train perfectly, but, inexplicably, on race day, the wheels fall off, and other times nothing seems to go right before the race, but once the gun fires, karma takes over and to your surprise the race unfolds like magic under your feet. You feel like a superhero and you run like one, too.