Santa Running Exactly 5:50 per Mile Pace.

Lloyd Clarke Sports

Picture Santa running perfect pace for a slightly hilly Half Marathon. Yes. Picture it. That’s what I did before I ran the Santa Hustle last year because I try to visualize every detail of the race before I run it.

Running the Santa Hustle in Sevierville TN Running the Santa Hustle in Sevierville TN

Part of your regular training should be mentally preparing for your race. This takes on several forms while training and does not necessarily require spending any more time on your running than you already do. Just use your brain during your existing training to amplify your results.

1.  Running Intervals

Your interval sessions, whether on the track or on the road, should mimic your race goals. My goal time for the next 800 Meter repeat should not merely be 2:40. It should be “5K race Pace.” So in your head as you approach the line to start your half mile of zippiness, your…

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