White Mountain Milers Half Marathon

This was my last 'real' race of the year so I took it seriously and focused my training for the last few weeks accordingly -  track, temp, long runs, mostly on pavement. My goal pace a month out was sub 6 minutes and that was very much in reach heading into this race. Unfortunately I didn't get enough training in and am still clydesdale status with 10+lbs to lose before dropping down to 'race weight'. I shifted my goal pace to 6:05 min/miles putting me at a sub 1:20 time. It was tough to do but I knew that if I went out trying to race beyond my ability I would pay for it big time - I've learned this lesson once and that's all I needed. 

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White Mountain Milers Half Marathon

Two days after watching Hilary compete in the Wildman, I decided to register for the White Mountain Milers half marathon. Seeing her and all the other competitors motivated me to get my sh*t together and start training. I did what all first time racers do and that was print out Hal Higdon's training plan.  This simple plan allowed me to form a little structure around my running, meaning I now had goals and purpose - a pivotal moment in my life for sure. 

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