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Seabrook Double Half Marathon

Sunday, March 23, 2014

It has been brought to my attention that I never put together a blog about my double half marathons last weekend. I guess part of the reason is I feel like I'm finally back to where I was two years ago, before my medical issues.
In 2012, the day after these double half marathons I got a call from my doctor and as they say, the rest is history. I was 1 second faster per mile in the Saturday half in 2012 than this year. I'm fine with that. My next race is a 25K, 15.8 miles, also on developed trails. I will aim to be faster on this run.
This race is always fun because many people from our running club take part. The water stops are always great and the after run food is good and always plentiful. The course loops back and forth several times so it would be easy to cut off a section or two. I doubt many people do this.
Saturday the weather was great, but it rained later in the day and on Sunday morning so the paths were all mud. Some places the mud we over your shoes. It was still fun, but you had to be more careful of not falling. The fast people didn't seem to care, but I did.
I liked their chip time better than my Garmin time so I took the chip time as my official time.
My wife and I will do this one again next year.

Here is the summary of my two half marathons:

3/15/14 Saturday Seabrook Half
:43/:30 seconds (run/walk)
Ran 166:42 minutes
13.1 miles
1531 cal.
Avg. HR: 120 Max HR: 134
Avg. Pace: 12:43 (12:43) Chip time, Garmin pace 12:52

3/16/14 Sunday Seabrook Half
:30/:43 seconds (run/walk)
Ran 182:34 minutes
13.1 miles
1413 cal.
Avg. HR: 111 Max HR: 133
Avg. Pace: 13:56 (12:43) Chip time, Garmin pace 14:03


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRIVER57 4/4/2014 10:33AM

    yay! looks good to me. not sure i could do it ...

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TXHRT4U 4/3/2014 1:17PM

    You are emoticon You keep on raising the bar on me :) That is emoticon

So glad that you have been blessed with great health! Keep it up! emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/31/2014 11:44AM

Sorry, I'm just catching up.
What a great combo!

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TXPATRIOT 3/24/2014 11:44PM

    emoticon Way to go!

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SEABREEZE65 3/24/2014 11:10AM

    Excellent job.

You really have recovered!!! Hurray!!

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COOP9002 3/24/2014 10:48AM

    Excellent job.

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GREENGENES 3/24/2014 12:45AM

    Congrats! Sounds like a lot of fun. Way to go!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/24/2014 12:42AM

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TXGIRL1023 3/23/2014 11:07PM

    emoticon Congratulations! That rain on Saturday afternoon was non-stop! Glad it didn't impact your Saturday half and kudos for managing to run in all the mud it generated for Sunday!

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SLENDERELLA61 3/23/2014 10:40PM

    Great job! Thanks for reporting!! Not sure I'll ever do a double half mary, but I sure admire those who can and do!!! -Marsha

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SMITTY4RL 3/23/2014 9:25PM

    Wowza--you did really great! Your times were pretty close for both events, too. I'm not so sure I would garner the courage to do 2 halfs in one weekend, lol. You know trail running is beginning to get popular around here--I like to watch them (but not run). Hope your 25K is wonderful! Will you be training for it like a marathon?

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MBTEPP 3/23/2014 8:30PM

    You have come along way emoticon

Two great races emoticon

Mud is not fun to run in, unless you are expecting a mud run. You were smart to take it easy.

Onward to the 15K.

Welcome Back to your previous self!

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PLMITCH 3/23/2014 4:58PM

    AMAZING RUN! And I thought my 6.84 miles yesterday was something.


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PAULOBRY 3/23/2014 3:22PM

    Congratulations! An impressive feat. emoticon

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