Half Marathon #7


I started running in 2008. But 2011 was the first year that I ever even considered running a Half Marathon and I did 5 that year! Yes, I got hooked.

1st – Naples HM – 2:28:27

2nd – Lake George HM – 2:22:39 PR

A strained achilles delayed my training for  #3  (so I walked half)

3rd – Adirondack HM – 2:44:59

4th – Fall Foliage HM (No photographer) – 2:32:50

5th – Santa Clarita HM – 2:30:12

My first one was my most enjoyable and my 5th one, the least. In fact, the 5th one left me wanting a do over! Unfortunately, after the 5th, I broke my ankle, then had a stress fracture so Half Marathon #6 came 16 months later in 2013 and I was just glad to finish.

Sarasota Half Marathon

6th – Sarasota HM – 2:33:59

Half Marathon #7 was supposed to be the one where I would be seriously training and hopefully get a PR. Then last summer I broke my foot.  With a late start to my training and my weekly miles not what I would like, again this half marathon is just “I’ll be happy to finish.”

Maybe that’s what they all should be.  I don’t have any more half marathons planned.  I now know that I much prefer training in the fall/winter but that would mean a destination half marathon again (any warm climate invites??) or a late spring one in the NE (any recommendations?)

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Oct. 13, 2013

My main goal for this half is to ENJOY it.  And though I would be happy with D, I would be ecstatic with A.

GOAL A: under 2:30
GOAL B: under 2:45
GOAL C: under 3:00
GOAL D: finish uninjured

Happy Running! Do you run Half Marathons? Do you train for them or just enjoy them?

3 thoughts on “Half Marathon #7

  1. Well you’ve heard me say it before, I’m slow. I would love your option B or a sub C, however I’m shooting for D. And, just to have a great first experience. I’m also like you….I would prefer to train in the fall and winter. There is a half in Myrtle Beach in February. So if everything goes well tomorrow, I’ll train for the one in Feb. Good luck tomorrow!

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