It was only four weeks ago I set a new PR for my half marathon. I have been training hard all winter for my next marathon, and I scheduled in some half’s to get me ready. The last half marathon, I did a full taper and got ready to run my best race. And I did. This time, there was no real taper, just a bit of rest two days before, which meant I would be running on tired legs. I wasn’t sure how to approach it, but my coach and I decided I would try to run the first half at marathon pace, and progressively climb the ladder on the back half to push myself. That was the plan anyways.