#TB to when i talked myself into running the @chevronhoustonmarathon Aramco Half Marathon at 7 weeks postpartum one year ago! Lord willing I will be completing my 4th half THIS coming Sunday WITH YOUR HELP. I’m raising money and running for @kidsmealshouston this year; my race entry is dependent on it and I'm almost halfway to my goal🤸🏽♂️!!!! I would absolutely love your support in helping me far exceed this goal. Not gonna lie, the thought of a full marathon still scares me but I plan to finally tackle one this year! Is a marathon on your bucket list or have you already scratched it off? <🔗Link In Bio to support🙏🏽> #PostpartumJourney#TBT#RunForAReason🏃🏽♀️❤️
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Where will today take me.. 🙏🏼 Keeping my mind, heart and soul open to new ideas, adventures, people and experiences! By @kaliburns
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We can post your photos in our account, follow the link in our bio @worlderunners and we will select your pictures. | All tested today 🏃🏽♀️💉
And today I also was selected to run U-23 European championship, cross country next weekend in Slovakia, šamorín 🇸🇰 (📹: @isabellaanderssonn) Follow @RunningTerritory for more.
That was so hard...... but SO MUCH FUN! 😍🙌🏼 Deviated from the #marathontraining tonight and put myself out of my comfort zone! 5.3 miles of pitch black mud baths, woodland trails and hills. I’m super chuffed right now, I managed to stay upright 😂
Absolutely loved it! More fun Miles for day 11 #redjanuary ❤️ #parismarathon#trailrunning#nightrun#medal
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Follow @RunningTerritory for more. Very grateful to have a coach and friends who get up early to shovel the track so it will be ready in time for an afternoon workout. After a morning swim that felt blah the afternoon track session of mile breakdowns was 👌😎 (📷: @megaxe)
This was pre-5 mile run which is why I still look so happy 😂 1/2 marathon training kicked my butt last night, but it got me so excited for the race day!! Anyone else running a 1/2 or full marathon soon?!
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I'm still riding the high of my half marathon from Sunday! Here's a mini report.
I wasn't looking at Houston as a redemption race, but rather an opportunity to use the fitness I had built up in my Indianapolis training cycle to run a fast half marathon. I knew that I had reached a new level of fitness and I felt that my half PR was soft at 1:33:36.
My coach emailed me two days before the race and told me to approach the race with a clear head in terms of goals. He didn't want me to limit myself by trying to hit certain paces on the Garmin and that I should run by feel. Which is exactly what I did. No real race strategy—just run strong, push hard, and let the splits be what they were.
I ended up running slightly positive splits due to the wind direction and maintained a consistent, strong effort throughout the race. Here are some final thoughts and takeaways:
🔹 I was the 100th female finisher out of 6,100. The top 30 women all ran 1:15 or faster!
🔹 I placed 11th in my age group out of 1,007
🔹 Given how competitive this race is, I'm happy with my placement
🔹 I took a leap of faith and didn't let the Garmin rule my pace. Even though I wasn't aiming for the low 6:50s, I ran them as they came without holding back. Being "bold" with my racing is a new thing for me, and even though it resulted in a slow down at the end, I'm glad I wasn't overly cautious.
🔹 Looking at the McMillan calculator, this race predicts a 5K time of 19:57! I want a sub-20:00 5K so badly I can taste it. My finish time also predicts a faster 10K, 10-mile, and marathon time than what I have ever attained, so in relative terms, this is my fastest race ever.
🔹 If someone would have told me 10 years ago that I would come back to Houston 10 years later, I would have thought that I would have slowed down with age. I would never have guessed I would have run a 1:32!
I do think I have a 6:55/pace half in me, and I'll have the opportunity to do that at RNR New Orleans in 7 weeks. #halfmarathon
🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♂️when you can beat those demons telling you you can’t do it..... that’s when great things will happen 🙌🏻🙌🏻
Pic by @sugarruns .
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Back at it! First tempo run of a new half marathon training cycle. Settled down and registers for May half marathon. Working for a PR. In short 18 weeks I will need to run all 13.1 miles at this pace. Let's get to work! Anyone else starting a new training cycle this week?
I forgot I can throw down some fast miles. Last half of '17 was all about longer, not faster, with Ironman and 2 full marathons that followed within 3 months, I forgot what it feels. -------
As much as I love running outside, for the next few weeks I will take tempos and speed work inside for safety and to ensure that I get the pace down. 3 miles warm up, followed by dynamic stretching and then tempo 3 miles at the race pace. Happy training!
Are we sure it's not blue Tuesday instead of blue Monday ?! 😒 I woke up feeling super glum, unmotivated and just generally detesting life 🙈 in all honesty I still feel like that but the speed work took my mind off it a little and relieved some built up tension 🙄😂 today's workout was a 0.8 mile warm up followed by 3 rounds of 4 x 200m sprints and 1 x 400m at 5k pace each followed with a minutes recovery 🤢😅 Total Mileage: 3m
Avg pace: 6:14 - 7:39/mile 🌝
Repost @run_crew | The herd. 🏃
My favourite set is 1km repeats ever since the glory days at Vic Park @stjosephscollegeterrace back in the 90s. Arguably the best high school running program in the country this century. Sadly, I was last century. 🏃
On the track I say, stay light for a lap and guts the last 200m, so it’s like one hard lap. No biggy. 🏃
1km repeats are in all my programs. If you feel like having a gallop under my interesting tutelage with frequent historical citations, you should download my FREE 30 Days to 10k Training Programs, hit the link in my bio. Plenty of free advice, which most people love.