I will be trying to run 13 half marathons in 2013. As, I am always looking for the next challenge, I think this will be a fun one to do!! Here, I will keep track of the races I have run in 2013, as I strive to not only meet the 13-13-13 goal, but also to become a Half Fanatic!! I would love to go for the Earth level by completing 6 halfs in 16 days, but I know for sure I can achieve either Saturn or Jupiter.
Race #3 (February 24): Last Chance for Boston Half Marathon: 1:46:19 (PR!!)
Race #2 (January 19): Sandy Hook Memorial Virtual Half Marathon: 1:53:13
I met up with some of my favorite running peeps in Mount Vernon. Three of us started out running laps on the track and eventually we became a group of 10. once we finished up about 2 miles on the track, we ran the first 4 miles of the Earth Day Half Marathon. I quickly remembered how tough that first hill is. It definitely got my HR going. A few more rolling hills and then back to the cars. A few of the running buddies were done at this point. Everyone got a drink and/or gel and then we hit the Kokosing Gap Trail to finish up.
We ran out a couple of miles then turned back so a couple more could finish up their runs. Then 4 of us finished up strong.
Race #1 (January 6): Resolution Virtual Half Marathon: 2:00:11
I treated this as a training run. I had been feeling sick for about a week, so I took this one easy. Went out by myself in the cold and wind at my favorite metro park!