Half Marathon….Round Two!

After taking a break from training over the summer, I’ve started training for my 2nd half marathon.  My husband and I will be running the Prairie State Half Marathon in Libertyville, IL, on October 12th!  I’m starting off slow right now and am running 2-3 miles 3 times per week, and will be doing some cross training a couple of days each week as well.

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Now that I have a half marathon under my belt, my training will be slightly different from the last one.  This time around, I hope to do more strength training so that my legs will be stronger.  Towards the end of the first half marathon, I got really tired and my body was just ready to be done.  I’m hoping more strength training will help me finish the race strong!

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Completing the half marathon and then the Madison to Chicago Ragnar race showed me that I can push myself farther than I thought possible.  Those races were a big boost mentally, and I’ve noticed that running doesn’t seem like quite as much work as it was before I did them.

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Goal:   to run the Prairie State Half in 2 hours and 15 minutes (about 5 minutes faster than last time).

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