The past few months I’ve been buried under miles and Clif Bars in preparation for my next race, which I am super excited about! On April 30th, I’m racing in my first U.S.A. Half Marathon Championship at the Cap City Half in Columbus!
I began my training cycle for this race in early February, but a couple of weeks into it and it became clear that something was off. I had little aches and pains everywhere, slogged through every training run, and felt like my workouts were way more of a struggle than they should have been. Worst of all, I didn’t feel the joy in training I usually do. After a few weeks of wondering what was wrong with me, I finally realized what was going on.
Time for a flashback. Back in January, I met Salty and Cinnamon at the Jacksonville Bank Half. More precisely, I met Salty on the bus to the pre-race dinner. She sat next to me and I told her I was there to run a 1:15 or faster and qualify for the Olympic Trials Marathon. The next morning, I lined up in the dark rain and gave it my all, but fell short by 35 heart-breaking seconds, finishing in 1:15:35. Read more >>