Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Saga Continues

Next weekend, I get to run my 11th half marathon. It is really no secret at this point what my goal for the Erie Half Marathon is, sub-2.

However, while I will be happy with 1:59:59 to some degree, it is going to be go big or go home for this race.

I've written about this a few times, but I have been chasing that sub-2 half marathon dream for awhile now. I've come close once, and if I was just a runner I would have done it, but now it is time. My hope is to run around 8:40 pace, which would put me at around 1:53. Anything faster would be fantastic! (I still will be happy with ANY sub-2 time but this is what I think I am capable of at this time).

Now a look back at all of my half marathons, the good, the bad and the ugly.

Fall Foliage Half Marathon


Where: Rhinebeck, New York
When: October 23, 2011
Time: 2:18:56

Polar Bear Series Half Marathon

 

Where: Olean, New York
When: March 18, 2012
Time: 2:26:43

Skunk Cabbage Half Marathon


Where: Ithaca, New York
When: April 1, 2012
Time: 2:07:00

Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon


Where: Chicago, Illinois
When: July 22, 2012
Time: 2:11:15

Turning Stone Races Half Marathon


Where: Verona, New York
When: August 26, 2012
Time: 2:10:31

Cape Cod Half Marathon


Where: Falmouth, Massachusetts
When: October 27, 2012
Time: 2:06:39

Nittany Valley Half Marathon


Where: State College, Pennsylvania
When: December 2, 2012
Time: 2:13:41

Hyannis Marathon Relay (2-person)


Where: Hyannis, Massachusetts
When: February 24, 2013
Time: 2:22

Flower City Challenge Half Marathon


Where: Rochester, New York
When: April 28, 2013
Time: 2:00:44

Musselman Triathlon 70.3 (Run Leg)


Where: Geneva, New York
When: July 14, 2013
Time: 2:39:08

There you have it, all of the half marathons that I have run in a short amount of time. Ten half marathons in four different states with times ranging from 2:00:44 to 2:39:08 (granted that was at the end of a 70.3 in almost 90 degree temps).

Here's to half marathon #11 (#2 in Pennsylvania) and CRUSHING sub-2!

And a shout out to Crystal and Janell who both crushed, seriously, the sub-2 mark today during their half marathon!

15 comments:

  1. You have got this. No doubt in my mind. You are going to do it!!

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  2. Good luck! You look like you are on track to get that sub 2 for sure. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

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  3. You will do great this weekend! PS - I'm leaning toward "yes" for the Fall Foliage Half right now. :)

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  4. Your drive is amazing, and I can see good things happening :) Erie is BEAUTIFUL! I am usually there this coming weekend for a ride for cystic fibrosis, but they moved it this year. Presque Isle is BEAUTIFUL!

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    1. It is gorgeous there! We've been once before, to see the lighthouses, can't wait to go back!

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  5. You can do this, Jamie! Believe it, girl!

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  6. I have no doubt that you will get sub 2. It seems like you get faster and faster every day. Good luck.

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  7. You'll definitely go sub 2! I can't wait to see how fast you go!

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  8. You've got it. Don't get into your own head too much and just run strong. Good luck!

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  9. You will have a great race. The experience from your prior races and Tri's will take you to the finish. I can’t wait to read about your first sub 2 hours half. Have fun

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  10. Ahh! The sub-2! It's definitely a goal of mine someday soon, too! I wish you the best of luck! You can do this!

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  11. I know you have it in you- go get it!! Cheering from here. :)

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