Category Archives: Half Marathons

Yet Another Rock n Roll Recap

Do you want to hear about our Half Marathon in San Diego last weekend or get a status report on the Conestoga? Ok, I’ll start with the run report. I’ll finish with a Talking Cartoon Horse.

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Accidental Marathon Training

  Just as our path forward with training for a full Marathon appeared uncertain, we have inadvertently added some runs that nicely correlate with Hal Higdon’s Marathon Training Guide for novices, v.2. It started last weekend with S and I splitting … Continue reading

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R and R (Races and RVing)

We are signed up for the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon next week.  If you’ve seen the highly acclaimed movie Sideways with Paul Giamatti, you’ll have a good idea of the towns, back roads and vineyards we will be running … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Half Marathon

The Austin Half Marathon is one brutal course.  Sunday, Valentines Day 2016, started at 5:15 a.m. with a quick trip to Starbucks for a caffeine jolt before we walked across the Congress Avenue Bridge for the 7 a.m. start.  That morning, … Continue reading

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2016 Austin Half Marathon, Redux

We’ve enjoyed the opportunities we’ve had to drive the RV to running, hiking and biking events, so here is one that is shaping up as a possibility.  We are signed up for a return to Central Texas for the Austin Half Marathon on February 14, 2016. … Continue reading

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It’s OK to ask “Are you OK?”

A good place to start the story of how we ran a Half Marathon at a blistering, Boston qualifying 7:40 pace is at the beginning.  Light rail to SJC. SJC to POGG on a Hawaiian 767-300.  Headed to Maui for the 2016 … Continue reading

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Northern Polynesia

This week our tapering for the Maui Oceanfront Half Marathon continues.  Tomorrow we enjoy Hawaiian’s Boeing 767-300 (ETOPS) service southwest to Northern Polynesia for the run (T -7 days). No in-flight Wi-Fi for the 5.5 hour flight means reading a thick guide to the Linux operating … Continue reading

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Winterizing

  If anyone from McClain’s RV is reading this, it’s been a few days since I left VMs with your Corinth Store Service Department, looking for a time I can bring in the unit for winterizing.  You still have not … Continue reading

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HalloWine, a Northern Sonoma 5K

The official start of our 12 week training for the Maui Half Marathon started with a Halloween Day run in Northern Sonoma county about 100 miles north of the Western Outpost.  It was a small race, with about 500 Half … Continue reading

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Texas vs. ou

Halftime and the Good Guys lead, shockingly, 14-3.  We had a chance to get tickets at $200 each, but fearful of a TCU type beatdown, took a pass.  Oh well, for those Horn fans that took a chance, they’re enjoying … Continue reading

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