2017 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Race Plan

In one week I’ll be heading home, to then drive to Duluth, to then run Grandma’s Half marathon (actually named after Garry Bjorklund), then drive back to Aitkin for a baby shower. Its going to be a long weekend. But its also going to be a good weekend, no matter how the race goes.

grandma's half marathon 13.1 2017

The race will be slow, it will probably be painful. I’m not pleased with my training efforts, but it is what it is. After reviewing my 2012 and 2014 recaps, I’m fairly certain that I can finish. Weather depending. When I completed 26.2 in 2013 I was rained on few times. Cold weather is where I am best. If the weather is similar to last year, hot hot hot, I may not finish.

Pre-Race Dinner: I have no idea. It partly depends on crowds and what I’m in the mood for.

Pre-Race Breakfast: Coffee and a Bagel. Every single time.

Post-Race Meal: Depends. I have a friend running the marathon, and I usually see people I know in the crowd. But I also want to get back to Aitkin at a reasonable time on Saturday night.

Do you plan races down to the minute?

Or go with the flow?

2 thoughts on “2017 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Race Plan

  1. I hope the race goes well next weekend and that this hot weather moves out by then so you get cool race temps! My plans for the race depends on what my goal is. If my goal is to PR, then my plans are pretty specific/detailed and I have a plan for what pace I want to start at, etc. But if I am just out there to finish and have fun, I don’t put a whole lot of thought into it!

    You have a full weekend but a fun one ahead of you!!

  2. I think you’re better prepared than you give yourself credit for!

    I usually try to plan out the things I can: fuel before hand and during, sleep, etc. The other things I can’t control I leave alone. I always try to focus on getting my full effort out on the course, so if unforeseen things come up, I think: how can I still get the most out of this day?

    Best of luck!

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