Half Marathon

Monday Musings 10/21/19 | – Running Fitness Article

Monday Musings 10/21/19 | It’s race week! My 39th half marathon is on Saturday at the Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon. This will be my first half marathon since February. Since I did my 14 mile training run on October 12th, I’m as ready as I can be! Would like to be a bit faster, but this year hasn’t really been about breaking any PRs or anything. My goal is to try to finish the race as close to 3 hours…

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Repetition – the year that was 2019 – Running Fitness Article

Repetition – the year that was 2019 “Eastenders was hilarious tonight” “No barcode mate? No worries” “Loving Gavin Hinde’s new perm” “Ach Brexit doesn’t matter, let’s all just get pissed” Jacob Rees Mogg “I had a lot of luck today” John Speirs “My brother is my best pal” Noel Gallagher “High flying St Mirren” “I didn’t like it…. I thought it was utter p1sh” Simon Cowell “I genuinely cannot complain” Mark Gallacher Things you don’t expect to hear, but see…

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2019 Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon | – Running Fitness Article

2019 Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon | On October 26th, I ran the 2019 Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon in Port Orange, Florida. It was my 39th half marathon. I didn’t know it would be one of my tougher ones to date. You just never know what race day will bring. I woke up about 3:40am on race morning to get ready. The race was located about an hour and twenty minutes from me. Once I got dressed, and grabbed my gear,…

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How To Fuel For Your First Half Marathon – Running Fitness Article

How To Fuel For Your First Half Marathon As someone who just ran her first half marathon in May, I know how much time I spent talking to friends and reading articles about fueling properly so that I could perform at the highest level possible. In this article, we’ll cover just that—how to fuel for your first half marathon (although it will be applicable for anyone running a half marathon). We’ll discuss what to do leading…

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RunnerDude’s Blog: Hitting the Training Wall? – Running Fitness Article

RunnerDude’s Blog: Hitting the Training Wall? Many half or full marathoners can attest to hitting a wall of self-doubt that smacks them in the face about halfway through their training.For first-time half marathoners it’s often around mile nine. For first-time marathoners it’s often around mile 15, 16, or 17.Things are going just dandy in their training  and then all of the sudden, they have a tough run and reality smacks them in the face. “Oh my God! That was hard!”…

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Spirit – The Great Scottish Run Half Marathon 2019 – Running Fitness Article

Spirit – The Great Scottish Run Half Marathon 2019 Apologies, first of all here is a wee rant before I get to the action. I will put a big RANT ENDED when the rant has ended so you can miss this bit out and carry on if you so desire. There will be pictures. So here is the problem with this blogging thing that I got myself involved in years ago. You start it off when you are just starting…

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How I Plan For A Successful Week of Workouts – Running Fitness Article

How I Plan For A Successful Week of Workouts A body in motion stays in motion, right? But it’s the getting into motion that’s the toughest part sometimes. Maybe we’ve taken “a break” from working out and are fearing the lies in our heads about just how painful working out will be or maybe we’re just coming back from an injury and are afraid of getting hurt again. Maybe, we think we’re too fat, too out of shape, too unhealthy,…

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Running in the Summer Heat – Running Fitness Article

Running in the heat is something to be taken seriously! There is a lot to keep in mind while you continue to run during the summer months. You cannot run as fast when the temperature rises above 60F/14C. If you slow down 30 seconds a mile for every 5F increase above 60F, you can be the one who is finishing strong and passing other runners at the end. For every second you run too fast during the first half of…

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Sassy’s 2019 Derby Mini Half Marathon Race Report – Salty Running – Running Fitness Article

I love running Derby! As a Saturday race about an hour away the logistics are easy, and it’s a flat, fun course with lots of spectators. It’s also close to my heart since it was the site of not only my first-ever half marathon, but also my first sub-2 half. I had two goals: one I was fairly public about (sub-2:00) and one I had discussed only with my coach and a few other people (1:57). Though honestly, I hadn’t…

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#1 Drill To Get Faster – Running Fitness Article

So many people want to know how to get faster. It is one of the most frequently asked questions that I get. And, I am going to share the #1 drill to get faster – my cadence drill. This should be done on a non-long run day. It is fine however, to do it as a part of your warm-up before a race or a speed workout. Many runners have also told me that this is a nice way to…

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Make Time to Revive | Jeff Galloway – Running Fitness Article

Make Time to Revive | Jeff Galloway Do you ever feel that you just have too many things to do? You make lists of all the things that have to get done and those lists just seem to be endless. It’s almost difficult to be able to find time just to take a break. Don’t you long for “recess” period, during elementary school? Actually, recess is a great concept for adults also. Even if it’s only a 5-10 minute walk…

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Bouncing Back From The Run That Didn’t Go According To Plan – Running Fitness Article

Bouncing Back From The Run That Didn’t Go According To Plan All runners have bad days. The most prominent factor that sets a champion apart from others is the ability to move forward after that run that didn’t go according to plan. Figuring out just how to bounce back! Me cheering on the runners with the Raleigh, North Carolina Galloway Program As many of you may have seen, last weekend at the Tobacco Road Marathon, I had my first DNF…

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What Type of Race Trainee Are You? – Running Fitness Article

Life can get crazy when you’re training for a half or full marathon, and sometimes life and throw things at you the can affect your training. If you are working with a running coach, remember he has created a plan for you. Also remember that your training plan is a guide, a guide created specifically for you and your goals. As a running coach for going on 10 years, I’ve come to realize there tends to be four types of…

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SeaWheeze 2018: How a Fair Process Left One Runner Out – Running Fitness Article

Panic. It was a moment of pure panic. The kind where you don’t know what to do and you just look around the room with wide-open eyeballs trying to find answers in someone else’s eyes. That was quickly replaced by helplessness when the clock was approaching zero seconds and culminated with shock and defeat once time was up. THAT’s what registering for Seawheeze was like in 2017. With credit card errors, people needing to use multiple computers, and several mobile…

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