I’m not sure how I found the Millinocket Marathon and Half, but it had free registration, so I jumped at the chance to do it! I also somehow convinced my friend CS to join me. Originally, I registered for the marathon but eventually dropped to the half marathon (dropping down has basically been my running…
I’m not running in the Dublin Marathon.
So Alaska was not my last half of the year after all. In my training plan, I realized that I had two 13.1 long runs scheduled, so I figured I might as well register for a couple of halfs and kill two birds with one stone: the training run and a state.
I was in a hurry to get Alaska done. My “strategy” is to do a mix of close and far away states during a year so that I’m not left with a lot of expensive travel in the final races of my Run50. Alaska is the furthest state from me, so I started looking for…
In summary: Best spectators. Unforgiving hills.
I recently registered for a marathon and have started my training plan for it. As such, I’ve started considering my upcoming halfs as “training runs.” I know this is typical, but I still have this sense of Who am I trying to kid? when I run. Because this didn’t feel like training.
My first half of the year! I had signed up for this before signing up for Las Vegas. I considered it a birthday gift. My mom came with me, and we stayed in Phoenix with some family.
I had already signed up for Savannah and planned for it to be my last half for the year. Then my mom casually mentioned that her favorite band was going to be headlining some half marathon, and hey, didn’t I like to run?
I was not better.
To be honest, I stopped running for a really long time. Or at least, I stopped being consistent about it. After the Disney Princess Half, I was having a hard time at my job (which I soon quit), and I had moved back in with my parents. Unemployed. Listless. I would make attempts to run,…