In It For the Long Run

It was from this physical and mental baseline that I decided it was time to revisit the half marathon distance and I signed up for the 2017 Air Force Half Marathon.  The Air Force Half Marathon course is notorious for being hot, difficult, and boring.  It definitely delivered on all accounts, but training with the 5 Rivers Running team had prepared me well.  

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Run a 1/2 Marathon

After running the Lighthouse Run 10-miler in June, I started challenging myself with longer weekly runs and was surprised to find that my body was responding well. Then, earlier this month, I ran the Hot Chocolate 15K in Chicago to get another mid-distance run under my belt.  Running-wise, this was a great race for me.  Upon crossing the finish line, I felt capable of running further and a half marathon seemed within reach.

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