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3 Days to My 1st 1/2 Marathon

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

I still can’t believe it: In 3 days I’ll be running my first-ever 1/2 marathon. I officially committed to it on New Year’s Eve, around the time I started training.

I ran 5.5 miles on Monday morning, and I just clocked in another 6.51 miles. Tomorrow will likely be my last training run before the big race. And I feel great.

I actually cheered after my run this morning since I felt so good. My run began with a reverse partial lap around the East Side Rec, where I gave Jen an enthusiastic high-five as she and Alexis cruised by, along their own training path, en route to the Boilermaker.

I ran about half the distance of a half-marathon (I wonder if the quarter-marathon is a real thing? I guess that’s basically a 10k). And my pace was really strong (8:11 per mile, including part of which I ran with Sarah when I ran into her and Bodie on her final training run before Nashville).

Some stats to date since I started training on December 26, 2007:

  • Total Runs: 67
  • Total Miles: 364.047 miles
  • Farthest Distance: 16.79 miles
  • Most Miles in a Week: 38.44
  • Miles Logged on Asics 2130s: 340

run stats

Nashville, you will be mine!

(Of course, then I only have a month and change until the San Diego full marathon.)

Tags: running

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sarah // Apr 23, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Consider Nashville a training run! My race is next Sunday. I’m on the taper. Hope my feet feel better soon. Ow.

  • 2 E.dawg // Apr 23, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I’ll be rootin’ for ya from the West side on Friday, Gabe! Run y0ur a** off!!!

  • 3 Blog Master G // Apr 23, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks for the CA shout-outs, Sarah & E-dawg! And yeah, if I weren’t running the half, my TnT marathon training schedule would have me doing 18 on Saturday, so the half should be easy by comparison. 🙂

    Good luck with your race, too, Sarah!