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Day 145/365: That Time of the Year Again

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Last year, I committed to participating in the Runner’s World Summer 2014 Run Streak, in which I ran a mile a day for 41 days.  The Run Streak began on Memorial Day and ended on the Fourth of July.  By that time, I was inspired to sign up for a half marathon.  I chose the Big Sur Half Marathon at Monterey Bay scheduled in November.  A few weeks later, I learned that Ventura would also be hosting a half marathon in September, so I signed up for that, too.  Naturally, I had Sean commit to running both events with me.

I ran cross country in high school over twenty-five years ago, so I needed to brush up on my knowledge of race training.  I did my research and read a ton of articles and books on running a half marathon.  I put together a training plan and (mostly) stuck to it.  I don’t know exactly how many miles I covered during the training period, but I can tell you that it was plenty.

The last time I ran serious distance was on November 16, when Sean and I completed 13.1 miles in a little over two and a half hours at the Big Sur Half Marathon at Monterey Bay.  After that, I pretty much stopped running.  I put away my running shoes and took a very long break, up until today, Memorial Day 2015, which marks the first day of another summer run streak and the beginning of a new half marathon training plan.  We’re already signed up for this year’s events in both Ventura and Monterey Bay, so it’s time to get serious.

Anyone care to join me?

5.25.2015

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Author: FC5

Happily married and childfree by choice. Licensed clinical psychologist at a state prison for men. I work four 10-hour days in exchange for a 3-day weekend, every weekend. Outside of that, I appreciate my freedom and enjoy a life of various creative pursuits.

One thought on “Day 145/365: That Time of the Year Again

  1. You go girl!!! You’re awesome!!!

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