When I played Basketball there was such a thing as "Home Court Advantage." The premise is when you play at home you have the fans, the hoops you are used to, referees on your side (maybe) and the comfort of your own court.
Does this carry over to Running/Racing??
Is there Home Course Advantage?
As we ran I thought about it.. Sometimes knowing what is ahead can play with your mind....knowing every turn and how LONG it takes to get there could prove to be a Mental DRAIN..
BUT... I know this path. I know where the turnaround for the 5K is. I know that it is slightly downhill on the way out and can be challenging on the way back. I know the sections that smell like cow, where the bugs like to gather, and the spot where water gathers and it can be slippery on an icey morning. I know the exact point that the pavement levels out with .5 to the Finish Line. I know the twists, turns and landmarks.
Is this an advantage?
Could be. I am pretty excited to find out. The race is on September 24th, I think Muscle Man and I will register.
- Have you ever Raced on your "Home Course"?
- How did it go??
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