A few months ago, on a whim, I decided to sign up to pace my local half marathon, the Bill Snyder Highway Half. I had heard that it was a good race with an interesting route, but since it was the weekend after Colfax, I decided that it was best if I paced it. AfterContinue reading “Bill Snyder Highway Half Race Recap”
Category Archives: half marathons
Weekend Adventures: Exploring the Kansas Underground
This weekend Frank and I did a little bit of everything! I paced a half marathon, we met up with the Kansas Speleological Society and went scouting for some caves on the Kansas Oklahoma boarder and went on a hike out at the Tallgrass Prairie. Basically, we had a great time. Friday afternoon, Frank andContinue reading “Weekend Adventures: Exploring the Kansas Underground”
A1A Half Marathon Race Recap!!
Wow… it has been a long time since I raced. I was hurt in September last year, which put an early end to my fall season. Luckily I am back, healthy, and back racing! On Sunday, I ran the A1A Half Marathon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I had intended to PR and was even shootingContinue reading “A1A Half Marathon Race Recap!!”
Colfax Week 5: Racing, Fun, and Travel!!
Another week gone… another week closer to the Colfax Marathon! This week was a great effort. I kept to my training even while traveling to Fort Lauderdale, AND I raced a half marathon. Now that the A1A half is finished, I feel like the marathon grind is in full gear, and I’ve gotta say, IContinue reading “Colfax Week 5: Racing, Fun, and Travel!!”
Made it to south Florida!
I made it to Florida! The way here was certainly not easy! My flight was cancelled and I was forced to change my entire itinerary. I didn’t make it home until about 11:30 pm, but after a good night’s rest, it seemed pretty worth it. It is nice to have some warmer weather AND IContinue reading “Made it to south Florida!”
Colfax Marathon Training Week 4: Upping the speed!
Well… I didn’t see Sage Canaday this week, but that’s to be expected since I don’t think he visits Kansas much. I did have some solid training and put up 34 miles in my last week before the A1A half. Some miles were good, some were ok, some were pretty miserable. I guess that’s to beContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Training Week 4: Upping the speed!”
A1A Half Marathon Goals
One week from today, I’ll be heading down to South Florida for some warm weather, family time, AND to run the A1A Half Marathon. Although I have been focusing on my training for the Colfax Marathon in May, I think it might be time to talk a little about my goals and expectations about thisContinue reading “A1A Half Marathon Goals”
Colfax Marathon Week 2: Kickin’ Butt!!
Week two of my Colfax Marathon training cycle is over, and I only have 110 days to get myself ready! I know that sounds like a long time… but it’s not. However, it will be more than enough time if every week goes as well as this week did. Basically, mostly everything went right. IContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Week 2: Kickin’ Butt!!”
Friday 5 Linkup: My FIVE Half Marathons
I’ve never done a Friday 5, but I figured I’d give it a shot this week. Mar on the Run, Eat Pray Run, and You Signed Up for What?! host a weekly linkup that anyone can join in on. This week is a freebe, so I can post on a topic of my choosing. MyContinue reading “Friday 5 Linkup: My FIVE Half Marathons”
Rocky Mountain Half Marathon Race Recap
I tend to underestimate myself. I go into a race and I often limit what I can do, not because of my training or physical capabilities, but because of my mind. So, when I looked at the 1:52:01 half marathon cutoff for the first wave corrals at Chicago, I figured there was no way IContinue reading “Rocky Mountain Half Marathon Race Recap”