r, thanks for using our plans! It’s the actual event date.
You can’t do it wrong, as you can apply and un-apply the plan over and over. If you apply it wrong, just unapply and try it again. You plan is like an e-book. You can start, stop, reset at the beginning or at any point within the plan over and over.
I ran it last year. This is my favorite NYRR half marathon; as a New Yorker, nothing is better then running through midtown and Times Square with no traffic.
If you can, I would recommend getting here a few days early to calm your anxiety. Keep in mind that the Friday before is St. Patrick’s Day, so it will be crazy; however, do the celebrating after you cross the finish line in Central Park. There will be plenty of revelers to celebrate with you on Sunday.
I am not sure what the hotel situation is by the start area (Prospect Park in Brooklyn). There are hotels in downtown Brooklyn that would be an easy commute to the start.
One thing to keep in mind is that the start and finish are 13.1 miles apart (the finish is around the marathon finish line in Central Park). You will need to ask yourself would you rather travel to the start or travel back to your hotel from the finish after running.