Tag Archives: Half Marathon

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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Wintering out West

We’ve been out West for a few weeks and it seems like it’s been raining non-stop since we’ve returned. Persistent rain in the South Bay is not part of the Chamber of Commerce pitch.  And now, instead of complaining of drought, … 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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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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Training Update

Training for the Turkey Trot 10K continues, which is dumb as the Turkey Trot and the Dallas Marathon Relay are actually part of the training for the Maui Half Marathon in January.  We just received word that the Frisco course has … Continue reading

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