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Soaring Wings Half Marathon 2018

Soaring Wings Half Marathon 2018

Last weekend I ran the Soaring Wings Half Marathon in Conway, Arkansas. This was my 4th Soaring Wings experience and I’d have to say it was my best. I ran it for the first time in 2009. It was actually the first half marathon I ever trained for while training for my first BQ. That year I ran a 1:39:00. We moved that same weekend (just across town) and between packing and cleaning I remember being worn out for this…

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Soaring Wings Half Marathon 2016 Race Recap

Soaring Wings Half Marathon 2016 Race Recap

Not every year is going to be a good running year and that’s the way 2011 was for me.  My sweet Ashton was born that year and I learned a lot about priorities and starting over again.  A couple months after my son was born I suffered a sacral stress fracture from trying to do too much too soon.  My body wasn’t ready to jump into marathon training.  When I finally started running again it took months to build up…

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4 minutes

4 minutes

In January my main marathon goal for the year was to break 3:20.  I didn’t know when I would do it but I knew I had three chances this year and I was going to do my best to accomplish that goal.  I felt fairly confident that this was a realistic goal for me based on my times in other racing events but with the marathon you just never know.  Anything could happen.  My previous best time was a 3:35…

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5 Weeks of Half Marathons: By the Numbers

5 Weeks of Half Marathons: By the Numbers

3 Half Marathons in 5 Weeks?  Why not?! Well, I could probably list several reason why not but we made it work and I have my husband to thank 100% for that! If it were not for him I would not be able to do ANY of this.  I know its been a little much so I will be toning it down on the half marathon racing scene… However, I have learned so much about this race these past few…

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Two very different half’s

Two very different half’s

Soaring Wings Half Marathon 10/25/11 Midsouth Championship Half Marathon 11/05/11 Mile 1 7:01 7:15 Mile 2 7:01 7:10 Mile 3 6:57 7:12 Mile 4 7:08 7:13 Mile 5 6:59 7:14 Mile 6 7:17 7:20 Mile 7 7:20 7:18 Mile 8 7:36 7:09 Mile 9 7:33 7:17 Mile 10 7:37 7:13 Mile 11 7:35 7:13 Mile 12 7:34 7:03 Mile 13 7:20 6:38 Mile 13.1 1:30 1:14 TOTAL TIME/ avg 1:36:34 (7:21 min. mile) 1:34:35 (7:12 min. mile) Recently I learned…

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Soaring Wings Half Marathon: Race Report- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Soaring Wings Half Marathon: Race Report- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Well, as you can probably tell from my lack of posting, the Half Marathon did not go exactly as planned.  I set what I thought was an obtainable pace (goal) and learned mid-race that it was NOT realistic for me at the moment.  While I know that I may one day run a sub 7 minute mile for an entire Half Marathon- Saturday was not that day!!  Let’s just say that I had 7 decent miles in me but the…

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October Racing Goals

October Racing Goals

Happy Friday! Two of my children are napping and two are resting so I have a few quiet minutes… I thought I would take a moment to put down some goals before my first race of the fall “season.” Saturday, October 8– Micah Rine Wildcat Legacy 5K Break 21 minutes! This is a very realistic goal. I know I can run in the 20’s.  I missed it by one second in my last 5K and I can blame it on…

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