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Week 12 of Marathon Training UPDATE

Monday, November 05, 2012

Not sure why I posted that blog on Saturday, when I normally do it on Sunday. Guess with all that happened last week, everything was off!

Just wanted to update about the Half Marathon on Sunday. I went into it with no real expecations and figured I'd see how I felt starting out. Started out strong, first mile around 8:15 and felt good...then all of a sudden...the 5k from the day before caught up to me...and my calves were SO tight I had to STOP and stretch them. I'd never experienced this before, so I had to stop a few more times and was so uncomfortable running. So I eventually decided this race was going to be a nice stroll with a medal at the end lol! I'd never tried to "race" back to back before and I don't think I will again! Since I was originally scheduled to pace the 2:30 group in Savannah, then do a race pace shorter run the next day, I figured I did the opposite, a race pace on Saturday and a pacing pace the next day. I walked a lot and enjoyed the water views along the course. Finished in 2:20 (my personal best in the Half is 1:49) and I was fine with it.

But for a highlight, my husband also did the Half and he came in 10th overall and 1st in his Age Group. I was so proud of him! He ran this race last year and came in 4th just shy of missing out on an award. So proud of him!!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TONYTHETSANGEL 11/11/2012 11:35PM

    emoticon emoticon Congrats to you & hubby!!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 11/6/2012 8:37PM

    Wow, great job to your speedy husband!

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NEWME0519 11/6/2012 8:16PM

    Congrats to you and Johnny! Great job!


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ANDREA0301 11/6/2012 6:58PM

    You're doing emoticon

Keep it up!

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HOPPERV 11/6/2012 4:37PM

    Congrats Tia.
You and Johnny are an inspiration for sure.

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MBSHAZZER 11/6/2012 3:26PM

    Tia, such sad news about your stepdad. Glad to hear your mom is doing OK, and congrats on making the best of things and still squeezing in your runs! And a HUGE congrats on your 5k success and Johnny's HM success!

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EMMANYC 11/6/2012 12:14PM

    Congrats to you! Sometimes the toughest race is the one where you have to exercise the discipline to slow down to accommodate an injury, discomfort etc. My sister and I did an HM about 10 days ago. She had hoped to PR but major Achilles trouble resulted in her deciding to slow down for the race. The good news is that she slowed down enough for me to catch up, and we got to run the last 3 miles together (and I PR'd). That might be the only time we'll ever run together, so it was great.

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TEXNYQUEEN 11/6/2012 10:25AM

    Congrats to you and your hubby. My first half is this Sunday and I'm totally excited.

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KAYATLANTA2010 11/6/2012 3:34AM

    Excellent work, lady! So proud of you!
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NEW-CAZ 11/6/2012 3:03AM

    emoticon to both of you, you kept on pushing despite your calf- you are a real trouper.
Glad hubby did so well and improved on his place this year emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 11/5/2012 10:09PM

    Congrats to your hubby! Awesome! Your time was great too! Sorry about the calf tightening you felt, but yay for your perseverance.

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