Here’s all the things that a “seasoned” serious racer would never do but I did anyway.
I just spent the last 10 days on vacation in Tucson, Arizona. It was over 60 degrees every day and awesome. I ran fewer times there than I was when I was pregnant. Oi. Am I really going to be able to run a half-marathon in less than a month? Still, I got to spend […]
Ahh! Where does time go? My daughter is already six-and-a-half months old, winter is half over (thank god) and I have about 8 weeks to go before my next big race.
It’s been 8 days since I ran it, but here is my Bands on the Run 2013 race report. First, I guess, you shouldn’t be surprised that it’s been 8 days since I ran this race that I took to deliver the report because, well, that was that attitude I took towards mounting this challenge: […]
Two years ago today, I put my money down and toed up to the start line of my first half-marathon. That half-marathon was Race the Runways, and it’s a special race for me. It’s put on by the Midcoast Triathlon Club and the Maine Track Club, both organizations that are near and dear to my […]
Today was the Mid-Winter Classic. I was supposed to run that race. I paid money and everything. But after a 5-week hiatus from running after the leg injury, I knew it was not the best idea to pin on a bib this morning. Not racing today was a hard decision. There is always this fear […]
Source: shareasimage.com via Pattie on Pinterest This was my Runners’ World Quote of the Day and I thought it was summed up my weekend so beautifully. I did the All Women and One Lucky Guy Half Marathon in Newburyport, Mass. for the second year in a row yesterday. Last year there was some discord around the […]
I think every half-marathon should start with a 7-mile warm-up. OK, maybe that’s crazy talk. But the pre-race jitters I usually have? I had NONE of them this morning. And while it was not my best half-marathon ever … or even close to it … it still was a really great race. (Half-marathon number 6 … […]
Here’s a video our ace photographer Russ Dillingham shot at the half-marathon yesterday. You can see me (briefly) at about 1:20:
So this was my fifth half-marathon. Two years ago, I did the event that was the predecessor to this event, the L-A Duathalon, and arguably that was the genesis of my road racing. So it was a special day for me. It wasn’t my best race and it wasn’t my worst race. It was a […]