#184: 2nd Half Marathon

Do two half marathons equal one full marathon?  This is the first race I’ve done since the PF Chang 1/2 Marathon in Jan.  My goal was (still is) to run two races a month.  I missed February due to illness in the whole family and I lost the first half of March due to… well lets just say its hard to get back on the horse after taking a month off.

I’m excited about a race again.  I’m not as excited about the 2 hour drive to get there, or the hills involved since I only train here in Phoenix where its flat everywhere.  I realize that not having a race scheduled is extremely detrimental to my motivation.

I don’t know how I am going to do tomorrow – but I’d like to see a new PR for the 1/2 marathon – currently at 3 hours, 1 min, and 33 seconds.  I’m not even close to the shape I was in during the Rock-n-Roll back in Jan but during that race I did ran with my Bro-In-Law who was ill and we were very slow on purpose throughout a lot of the race.  Tomorrow, I’m going to get it all I have.

For the record – I will be happy with anything under 3 hours, but my real goal is 2:50:20 – which if my math is right, is a 13min/mile.

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