The reason why ADHM is a different race for me this year is because I have not trained specifically for it. There has been an increased focus on cross training, swimming and biking, over the last couple of months. Yes, I have put in 4 days a week of running, but it has been fairly unstructured and a lot less intensive compared to all these years. More significantly, even whilst training, I have run at paces which I have felt good at, not really pushing the bar or test my limits.
Dare I hope for a PB? Hell yes, who doesn’t? It’s Delhi!!
Is it realistic? Probably not.
But then, it’s a half marathon, perhaps, I could just about get away with this complacency. 😉
Come race day, I hope to give it my best. I can’t quite pin point a finish time. But I wish to run outside my comfort zone. Let’s see how long I can sustain my pace for. All I can do is try and hang in.
Optimum conditions are not always possible. How we make best of a situation will go a long way in determining the result.
Use your strengths, use your experience, have faith and you might just get lucky!