Fall Half Marathon Training Plan

Oh my gosh half marathon....more

Never Say Never

Back in college, we used to play a little game called “I Never.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it? One person says something they’ve never done and those who have done said thing must drink.It’s an excellent way to learn people’s deepest darkest secrets, thereby creating lifelong friendships based on fear that the horrible things you’ve done could be shared. The game creates way stronger bonds than pinky swearing....more

It's Not the Same Race at All: How the Front of the Pack Differs from the Back of the Pack

This is not the recap I had planned on writing. I adore Runner’s World, that is clearly no secret around here. I’ve had nothing but fantastic experiences with them and their races. But the post I’m about to write isn’t just about the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon. It’s about what I’m unfortunately going to assume is the reality of the majority of races out there. ...more
This is disheartening.  I've only done one 5k & since I was in the first wave of a large race ...more

F^3 Lake Half Marathon [A Race Report]

Well, well, well...SURE, I'll run a half on the Lakefront in Chicago...in JANUARY...during a POLAR VORTEX.  To be fair, the high for the day was about four hours prior to race start time (10:00am)....more

Novice Half Marathon Training Plan

When my niece told me she wanted to run a half marathon in the Fall for the first time, I was ecstatic. I love my niece, and I love running so I was thrilled she wanted to give something I’m passionate about a try. The furthest race she has completed is a 10k, so this will be her biggest running accomplishment by far. I told her I would put together a plan that she could use that would help her ease into her training for her first half marathon and get her across that finish line successfully. She has 13 weeks to train so that is where the number of weeks came from....more

Wine and Dine Half Marathon - will I whine or wine?

Yesterday was National Runners Day and I learned this by receiving an email at 4am from Map my Run. Funny as last year, I would not have even acknowledged this holiday. This year, I think of everything I have accomplished and everything that I will accomplish and give myself a little pat on the back.I take back everything I said the other day about not trusting the Galloway method. Yesterday was week 2 day 2 of our official 10 miler training and I am finally feeling like I am getting on track with this new method....more
I love the idea of a night race.  I had no clue there were so many races out there!more

Half Marathon Race Report. For My Sister.

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Kim and Lauren - Post #7

Kim and Lauren are a mother/daughter team, training to run the Disneyland Half Marathon in September of 2012. Kim, the the 50-something mom is vegan, and is training at the literally breathtaking altitude of 7,000 feet in Taos, NM. She has never been any kind of athlete before. Lauren, the 20-something daughter, is mostly vegetarian, and is doing her training in Seattle, WA. Running isn't new to her, but distance running is....more

Fat Girls Can Run?

I am home from Uganda.  I have so many stories to tell, but I have to start with this one......more