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Half Marathon Round 2 – Training Plan and Goals

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!!

I wanted to share my goals and training plan for the Seashore Half Marathon this April.

I was really happy with the result of my first half marathon, but there are a few things I want to do differently this time around.

First, I would ideally like to run this half marathon in under two hours. I am not exactly sure how attainable that goal is though because I finished the last one in 2 hours and 27 minutes. There were other factors like extreme heat and humidity, so I’m hoping the weather will be better this time around.

Therefore, my attainable goal (hopefully) for this marathon is to run it in 2 hours and 10-15 minutes. My mega goal will still be to run it under two hours, but if this doesn’t happen I’ll understand!

To meet my goal of running faster I am using a slightly different training plan that incorporates speed work. I am also running all the way up to 12 miles this time. Last time I only ran up to 10, which was fine, but I’d rather not tack on 3.1 miles on race day!

Half Marathon January

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Weekend Snapshots August 30- September 2, 2013

Hey everyone! I hope you had a nice long holiday weekend and closed out the summer appropriately. Chris and I traveled down to Portsmouth, VA to spend time with his dad, stepmom, sister, brother-in-law, and niece. It was a really fun weekend, and as usual, too short!

We left on Friday night around 7:30. We had dinner in the car from DQ- I had a grilled chicken salad, which was shockingly delicious. DQ had lemon juice packets by the drinks, which I used for dressing instead of the vinaigrette packet. A winner in my book for a “healthy” fast food dinner!


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Banana Oat Cookies

Hi guys! I hope you’ve had a nice week. I have a new recipe for you that is so easy it’s hard to believe!


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The Half Marathon Decision

Hi guys!! I have some very exciting news to share with you today! This Labor Day Weekend I will be running my first half marathon, the VA Beach Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon!!!! I am superduper excited and have my first two weeks of training under my belt.

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