When I signed up to run the Chosen Half Marathon, I was burned out with a capital B. I’d finished a string of disappointing races with a string of injuries that left me frustrated and feeling like I’d done a lot of training for nothing. I planned on breaking 1:30 in the San Antonio Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon, but I’d ended up running 1:34 and shuffling through the last 5k.
I decided to take some time to run for fun, and casually entered this race just to stay motivated. I’ve been teaching group fitness a lot this fall, and though I followed the Hansons half marathon plan pretty closely, I didn’t stress about training. I even did all my speedwork on the treadmill and chose a pretty conservative goal time of 1:33.
Needless to say, my expectations for race day were pretty low, but *spoiler alert* in the end, my “run for fun” attitude paid off in a BIG way!