I've run 6 half marathons including the Las Vegas RNR Half which was my first back in Dec 2009. I built myself up to a climax last year when I ran half marathons on consecutive days in April. I then hurt my back doing strength training in June and muddled through a race a few days later before slowing down and de-training during the summer, and then focusing on only doing limited running and general fitness maintenance in the gym.
Well, now I'm back. My son was born in April, and now that I'm getting a little more sleep, it's time to get back in shape and find some focus. I've signed up for this year's Las Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon in November and then we'll see where that takes me for next year. I'd like to run a full, but first things first! :)
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." ~ Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)