HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL AND CONGRATULATIONS to those who completed their 10K at this point! I ran my race on the weekend while visiting the Texas Gulf Coast. I charted a quiet 3-mile loop alongside a nearby bird sanctuary-nature preserve. The course was unknown to me but it was flat, flat, flat! The day was lovely. Clouds covered the eastern half of the sky so the sunrise was not to be seen, but the western sky was clear blue. The warm soft breeze and the sound of the surf hitting the beach was energizing.
I had not run for 5 days because of travel and torrential downpours of rain in the area, but had loosened up the day before with an easy 3.5mile run. My finish time was not a personal best but I was very happy with it. I hope you all enjoyed training for and running your goal race too!
The "ON TO A HALF MARATHON" plan is available on the RESOURCES page. The starting day of March 13 was for those wishing to run an early May race, but it can be delayed a bit for those planning a later date race.
I had planned on registering for an organized half marathon on April 17 (the same one for which I first had ever received an official time, back in 2013), after not being able to run it since because of injury and family commitments. Again, there's a really special family event that weekend! BUT because i have been training for this date, and am significantly ahead of the "ON TO A HALF MARATHON" Plan schedule I will race an EarnedRuns Half Marathon on April 18, the day of the Boston Marathon. I'll start my race the same time and visualize myself being there, albeit NOT QUALIFIED TO RUN IT, AND ONLY COVERING HALF THE DISTANCE. Maybe 2016-2017 will be the year to train for a marathon?
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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