Many half-marathoners think of the aid station as an afterthought in their race preparation. But San Diego Track Club running coach, Paul Greer, thinks this can drastically affect a runner's performance, especially those new to half-marathons.
In this video, Greer offers his tips for approaching an aid station during a half-marathon and how slowing things down can actually set you up for race-day success.<!-- Start of Brightcove Player --> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <!-- End of Brightcove Player -->
Paul Greer is an associate professor of Health and Exercise Science at San Diego City College and has a Master's degree in Physical Education and 26 years coaching experience.
A sub-4 minute miler, he starred on the San Diego State University track team and competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials and has a personal best time in the 1500 meters at 3:39.05. He is also the director for the very successful Rockin' 'N' Runnin' marathon training program.