ING Miami Half Marathon

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Half Marathon #3 of 2013 is done. It was not my best time for a half, but I had a lot of fun last night aaaand am a-okay with that. Go Pineapple Go! (No idea what that's all about.) ING Miami Half Marathon: 2:14:16 I ran the ING Miami Half Marathon after a night out. So, I wasn’t in great shape for this one. The start time was 6:15am – ouch, right? But, it was warm here too … [Read more...]

LA 13.1 Half Marathon is the Best Day

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Today was my idea of an amazing day! Race, Eat, Nails, Repeat. I love it! This morning I drove north to Venice for the L.A. 13.1 Half Marathon. I am always excited for half marys, but I was going solo on this one –I didn’t know anyone else running the race. Sooo, I wasn’t sure if this would be as fun as usual. Back in the day when I was just a little gigolo I always had Ben … [Read more...]

Ask a Monican about Half Marathons

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Ask a Monican all about Half Marathons Questions: - how often per week do you train for a half marathon?- what kind of training (distance / speed) do you do?- during half marathon training, do you do any other sports to keep the rest of your body in balance?- is there any food / nutrition stuff you keep in mind for your diet during half marathon training? Half Marathon … [Read more...]

New Disneyland Half Marathon

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I got an email from runDisney announcing their new race yesterday. They’ve  been leaving clues on their Facebook page to get people to guess what it was. The clues were impossible, but I just knew it was another DisneyLAND race because there is only 1 right now and it sells out super fast. Yep, I was right! Disney announced the first Tinkerbell Half Marathon to be held … [Read more...]

Redlands Half Marathon Recap and Ben’s 5K

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I woke up bright and early this morning for the Run Through Redlands Half Marathon. It’s about one hour north east of me and I hadn’t pre-registered so I was a little nervous about getting there on time. Luckily, there was no traffic and a smooth ride. But, I have a big surprise for you… Last minute Ben decided to do the 5K! He’s been training for his first 5K, but has been … [Read more...]

Freedom’s Run Half Marathon

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I ran the Freedom's Run Half Marathon today! This was my first race on the east coast and the terrain is definitely different from SoCal. This race was actually in West Virgina and was about 70 miles away so we left the house at 6am to get there in time for the 9am race (I still had to pick up my packet too). Here I am before the race in my trash bag for warmth. I don't … [Read more...]

Half Marathon = Twice as much Fun

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The half marathon is my favorite distance to run. I think even though it's half as long as a full marathon, it is twice as much fun! I came across this website dedicated to half marathon races today and I am excited! I found it while researching a half marathon race I found nearby. Ummm, did I mention that I found  half marathon is this weekend? And did I mention that I … [Read more...]

Race day eats make me happy

I did it! I PR'd at the OC Marathon and I'm very happy. Ahhhhh!!! Check out the stats from my last half and then from this one: Long Beach Half Marathon - Oct 2008 - 1h:57m:12s OC Half Marathon - May 2009 - 1h:52m:59s It was hard for me to sleep last night - I was super nervous! I get really nervous  before races even though I've ran the distance in the past. So many fears … [Read more...]