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Week 15 of Marathon Training & my 20th Half Marathon!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Had a great week of training! On Wednesday, did 4 x 800's of speedwork and keep my speed around a 6:45 pace for each interval. Was very encouraged by this! My coach is having me do a run/walk method as I've been challenged with maintaining my stamina, so we'll see how that works for my long runs.

Yesterday I ran my 20th Half Marathon at Space Coast in Cocoa Beach, FL. To think that only 3 years ago this month I ran my very first Half, and didn't even run my second Half until a year later! Now I can't stop running the Half's lol, guess I'm just a Half Fanatic (#1518 actually)!

For this Half, I was a Pacer and paced the 2:15 group. This is such a great race! Pretty small, around 3,000 between the Half and Full. Beautiful, scenic waterfront course and flat! The race starts early at 6:15 so we were able to see a breathtaking sunrise along the course and dolphins!

I had a great group that ran with me and came in at 2:14:13 so right on track! Had a few people in my group set a personal best which was awesome!

3 Weeks until my Marathon!!! Am I ready? As ready as I will be! While I would love to qualify for the Boston Marathon and my focus is that, I'm careful not to put undue pressure on myself to do it. I already have a pretty aggressive race schedule afterwards so either way I'm excited! To Yahweh I give all the glory and praise!

Always great to see Sparkfriends!

Mom was my traveling partner for the weekend, we had a blast!
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    GREAT job, Tia! I think I have run around 20 or 25 half marathons... but that is since 1999!!! You are amazing to have run so many in such a short period of time!

    Love the photo of you and your mom and you and Suezette! Looks like it was a great day all around!

    PS - where is your full?
    1940 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/26/2012 2:31:51 PM
    Congrats. and good luck!
    1940 days ago
    emoticon on the half marathon Tia, good luck with your next marathon!
    1940 days ago
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