Obviously, I’m proud of myself after my half marathon performance this weekend, but the race definitely lit a fire under my butt. A year ago, I ran the same half marathon 2 minutes and 30 seconds faster. Of course, I had been training and in better health, but if you look at my half marathon times over the years, I haven’t improved all that much.
Rock ‘N’ Roll USA Half Marathon
Washington, DC, March 17, 2012
Run to Remember Half Marathon
Boston, MA, May 29, 2011
More | Fitness Women’s Half Marathon
New York City, April 3, 2011
National Half Marathon
Washington, DC, March 26, 2011
The Half of Quincy
Quincy, MA, March 20, 2011
Chilly Half Marathon
Newton, MA, November 14, 2010
Run To Remember Half Marathon
Boston, MA, May 24, 2009
And I haven’t PRed on a half marathon in over a year! People, this needs to change ASAP. I want a PR in my life.
With that said, guess who registered for the Run to Remember Half Marathon this morning? Yep, that’s right. THIS girl! And my goal is to PR at that bitch.
I’m working on a new half marathon training plan, which will include a mix of CrossFit, CrossFit Endurance-inspired workouts, and long runs. After sticking to a mostly CrossFit/CrossFit Endurance-style training plan for the Rock ”˜N’ Roll USA Half Marathon, I now realize I mentally (and probably physically) need those long runs. (Hey, it was a fun experiment!) I’ll post my new training plan when it’s ready. Hopefully, it will help me achieve my PR goal!
I started with a Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar, which, in theory, sounded delicious, but, sadly, it ended up not being a very good beer. It tasted watered-down, flavorless, and sort of boring. I usually love Rogue beers, but this one was just meh.
To eat, I ordered a Turkey Club (with lettuce, tomato, and avocado) and side salad.
The meal was pretty good. The salad was Asian-inspired and served with a delicious peanut dressing.
For breakfast this morning, I whipped up a batch of “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats with Teddie Peanut Butter in the mix. I also drank a glass of iced coffee with soy milk. I’m a big fan of this breakfast lately.
- Sunday: Off
- Monday: Off
- Tuesday: 3 miles
- Wednesday: CrossFit
- Thursday: 2.5 miles
- Friday: CrossFit
- Saturday: Off
Question of the Day
When was the last time you PRed at a race? What do you think helped you achieve it?