Thursday, April 25, 2013

(Bling Chaser) Half Marathon Medal coming to you Oct. 2013...


Terrapin Events has made my year by giving me two free race passes for me and a member of my running club (MRTT) to review their Halloween themed race "Run Like Hell" this October!  Have I ever told you how much I like Halloween?  Because I do.  A lot. And now I get to plunge down the streets of Portland, OR in some sort of costume for my enjoyment and every one else's amusement.  I promise lots of pictures.  :)  Another awesome bonus to all of this?  I went ahead and signed up to do a half marathon.  Okay... maybe I went a bit further than I should have.  I hear you saying "Robin!  Have you even completed a 10k yet?"  I hear some of you guffawing at my rash behavior...  Or it's just me "self doubting" now that 24 hours has sunk in and I realize my confirmation email says "1/2 Marathon".  Okay.  Maybe that was not the wisest decision I have ever made, but certainly not the stupidest.  I have 6 months.  Week one of Hal Higdon's 12 week training plan is nearly done!  ...Okay, granted I'm going to repeat week one, but cut me some slack here!  (Can you see the self-talk banter I have to deal with?)

So....  If you have any advice on fueling and any other marathon training tidbits... Please don't hold back!

I wanted to write today about hip stretches and avoiding injury, but my blogging time has been cut short the last couple of days...  So I will work on something for hips (and then knees and IT bands...) but  for tonight I'll show you my adorable PT workout partner.  :)  


He never fails to show up and in his own way cheers me on.  Though... he sometimes gets in the way.  I know he means well.  This is him telling me to make those hip abductions really count!



And rest! 








4 comments:

  1. That sounds like such a fun race! Wish we had one around here! Just follow your training guide and you'll be good to go on the half!
    Emma @ amomrunsthistown.com

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    1. Thanks Emma! Do you have a favorite "fuel"? I'm thinking of trying Huma gel on my training runs. :) We'll see. The most important thing is water! I'm so excited. I can't wait until they announce a theme. I think last year was super heroes? The year before that was zombies.

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  2. No matter the result, that will never be a "stupid" decision. Way to go!!

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    1. Thanks Mamabird! No matter what, since this is my first half marathon it'll be my best PR, right? :) I think I am my hardest critic at times because I've told myself "I can't do it" for so long that it's just easier to repeat than say... "I can, and here I go!" But- every day I'm doing it when I get out there and train. Tomorrow is my 4 mile run. I'm kinda excited. In no time at all I'll be getting a lot more miles!

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