What “end date” for March 19th NYRR Half?

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  • #18499
    runnur
    Participant

    Hello all – Excited to start my training journey with 80/20 Endurance.

    I was super stoked to have been selected for the New York City Half Marathon (3/19/23) and I’ve purchased the half marathon Level 2 plan to prepare.

    My question is – when applying the plan i bought, what “end” date do I input? is it the actual race date (3/19) or do I cut it off a week before, a few days before etc?

    Thank you and apologies if this was asked before but I did not see a ‘search’ function.

    #18500
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    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.

    David

    #18501
    runnur
    Participant

    Happy to be here and thank you for the quick reply.

    #18503
    maddenap
    Participant

    Good luck with your training, runnur; and I will see you at the start in Prospect Park!

    Andrew

    #18504
    runnur
    Participant

    Appreciate that Maddenap!

    Have you run the race before?

    My anxiety is already setting in with travel arrangements and shoes and training miles required to perform well.

    #18506
    maddenap
    Participant

    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.

    #18507
    runnur
    Participant

    I was just thinking about how great that will be to run those streets without cars and general traffic.

    I will try to get there maybe do a Friday Saturday Sunday stay over.

    Any hotel recommendations that are walkable to the start gates?

    #18513
    maddenap
    Participant

    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.

    Hope that helps!

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