How to prepare for a half marathon:
1) Stick to a very regular running schedule (minimum 13 weeks)
2) Up your miles slowly
3) The night before the race make sure you eat a lot of carbohydrates, steer clear of protein, get lots of sleep.
How I prepared for my 3rd half marathon:
1) trained for 3 weeks.
2) upped my miles very quickly
3) the night before celebrated Jared's birthday at a Brazillion steak house, went to a movie, and crawled into bed around 2AM (I needed to leave at 6:30AM)
Needless to say I was pretty sure I would suck and only had the goal of finishing. I ran alone for the last 3 miles which made me think I was sucking it up bad, BUT .......
I ended up finishing with my best time yet, 2:06!!
I hurt my feet (that's poor training for you) but I'm better now and pretty proud of myself.
After my race we took the boys to Calleway Park for a couple hours. They loved it and it was such a beautiful day!!!!