Official Documentation of my Half Marathon PR

Truth be told, I don’t think I’ll run another half marathon under 2 hours until the fall, at best, and maybe next spring.  I may never run a half marathon under 2 hours again in my life, being perfectly realistic.  With that being said, I wanted to post the official documentation here.

I was there.

I did it.

I did it under 2:00:00 when my original goal was 2:02:00.

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8 Weeks Coolsculpting Progress

Here we are again, another 2 weeks have passed since my last update.  I didn’t have my 6 week photos on my phone, so I ran a comparison from week 0 and week 4.  There’s no denying that this procedure works.  As my husband says, “it’s definitely for real!”

(a nice little photo to display in your reader that isn’t my fat pocket..)

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Week 0 to Week 8:

Week 4 to Week 8:

6 Weeks Coolsculpting Progress

As promised, I’m posting my 6-week progress photos from my coolsculpting procedure.  Just like at the 2-week and 4-week points, I’m seeing progress!  I’ve noticed that there’s not much to grab there anymore.  Before the procedure, I could grab a HANDFUL of fat on my right side and some on my left.  Now, I can grab just some on my right and pretty much none on the left.  Things are evening out nicely and I’m just thrilled!

A side-note, my husband who was supportive of, but indifferent with, the procedure totally sees a change and says that he’s super happy with the results so far too.  He’s amazed by the changes and truly didn’t expect them to be this drastic.  He never, in a million years, would have suggested that I do something about that trouble spot but he seems pretty pleased that I did do something about it.

(A nice little picture to populate your reader!)

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Here I am, two weeks ago (so week 4) to yesterday (week 6):

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And Here I am, the day of the procedure (so week 0) to yesterday (week 6):

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Half Marathon #2 and a New PR

 

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My goal for this half was 2:02:00. About 5 miles into the race, I knew I’d make that easily and changed my goal to come in under 2:00:00.

I did it!

My official finish time was 1:58:53 with a pace of 9:04 per mile. I am beyond thrilled!

Here are some nifty stats:

66/387 for age division – 17.05%

559/3456 for all women – 16.17%

5 mile time – 45:16

10 mile time – 1:30:21 (second 5 miles were slightly faster than first 5)

Chip time – 1:58:53

Pace – 9:04

The first half of the race took me 59:24.6. The second half took me 59:28.4. So… another negative split by 3.8 seconds!!!!

I’m completely wasted right now and resting. This was the perfect race. Perfect  weather, just a slight breeze, great crowd support, great course! There were 3 decent hills which made it, overall, a  tougher course than my first half of the year… but they were still pretty manageable!

The way this race runs is truly from one dam in the suburbs to a dam downtown. Buses deliver you to the start line and you can just barely see our tallest building from the dam… and that’s where you’re running to! It’s truly awesome!

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Half Marathon Training, FB Style!

I started a FB group for those of us running a half marathon together in Colorado on July 23rd.  I love FB fitness groups – they really keep me motivated!  I posted every single training run, and usually the stats to go with them, to this group and I thought it would be fun to put them all here as a re-cap!

May 2

May 3

May 4

May 7a

May 7b

May 11

May 12

May 13

May 16

May 18

May 19

May 20

May 21

May 23

May 25

May 26

May 27

May 29

May 31

June 2

This training plan is RIDICULOUSLY wonderful!  I have followed lots of training plans in the past specifically created for the novice runner up to the intermediate runner and none of them have motivated me like this one does.  This plan is only 6 weeks long, requires 4 days a week of running versus 5 (but I usually do 5), and really focuses on speed training versus getting the mileage in.  Mileage only matters for the weekly 5K run and the weekly long run.  Besides those runs, you’re focusing on tempos, hill training, and interval training.  As long as you’re doing as the program asks, you will get faster!  I’ve run through this program twice now (and will start it again next week for the half in July) and I just keep getting faster.  It’s amazing!