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29 Half Marathons Later…

April 17 will mark five years since my first half marathon.  It’s hard to believe it’s been that long! I’ve had the most success with the half marathon distance…and we like what we are most successful at right? Just kidding, I like half marathons because there is enough time to warm up during the race […]

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Dropping 9 minutes from my Half Marathon Time

From September until January, I’ve managed to drop about 9 minutes from my half marathon time.  I’ve run five half marathons and progressed in each.  Training has had highs and lows, but every training plan and training cycle does. September: RnR Virginia Beach (1:31.48) October 17: Runners World Half (1:28.13) October 31: RnR Philadelphia half […]

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Training: From Highs to Lows to Turkeys…

In summary, this week went from a low to a high and back down to a low. I woke up on Monday extremely sore. I decided it was better if I took the day off instead. I also got a deep tissue massage. Tuesday was just an easy run. I still felt sore. Workout Wednesday: […]

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Run for the Dream Half Marathon (1:27.53)

I went into the Run for the Dream half marathon as last years overall female winner.  It was the race I broke the tape at for the first time last year.  This year despite being about a minute faster I was the 3rd woman to cross the finish line.  I guess that must be how […]

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May Training

My training this May was all over the place.  I characterize it into two periods.  The first was finishing my month of rest from the Atlantic City half marathon.  After the Broad Street 10 miler, I took a few days to recover and began marathon training (phase 2).  My marathon training for the next month […]

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