Goals, Inspiration, Races, Running

Hot Cider Hustle Half-Marathon

Yesterday was my last half-marathon of the year: The Hot Cider Hustle in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I couldn’t have asked for better conditions considering it is October — in Wisconsin. It was cool and crisp at start time but sunny and calm. The perfect way to start a long run! But even so, I found myself nervous for this run.…

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Races, Running, Training Plans

To Taper Or Not To Taper

You have just put in endless weeks of training for your half-marathon or marathon. Each week, your mileage increased. You are feeling healthy, strong, and confident. You glance at your training schedule two weeks out, but wait… That can’t be right. You are ONLY running how many miles?  You have reached the TAPER period of your training. And as counter-intuitive…

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Goals, Races, Running

One Half-Marathon Down – One Month For Improvement

My alarm sounded at 4:30 this morning but I was already awake. Today was my first half-marathon of two this fall and I was excited to see improvement from my previous half — but also nervous.  I didn’t sleep well. With dreams about missing my alarm and then being late to the start line, I was checking the time constantly…

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