Category Archives: 2011 National 1/2 Marathon

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10 Things For Today

Date: March 30, 2011 at 7:58 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 23

I woke up this morning and decided it’s going to be a great day. The sun is out, the weather is going to hit 40 degrees (sad how excited I am about that) and there’s plenty to be happy about. […]

Race Photos Are Here!

Date: March 29, 2011 at 9:04 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 27

Just when I thought my National Half Marathon fever had subsided, I came home to the email that the race photos had arrived. Yay! I never usually get decent running shots, so I’m thrilled that I actually got some OK […]

Rise & Run

Date: March 29, 2011 at 8:08 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 20

I was excited to wake up this morning. Like, really excited. I knew it was going to be sunny out — even if it was really, really cold — and my plan was to head for Central Park instead of […]

It’s Always Training Season

Date: March 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 19

My bags are unpacked, my medal is put away and — after a Chisel and Spinning session at the gym tonight — my legs are no longer sore. The National Half Marathon is officially over. Sad! Don’t get me wrong, […]

Returning To The Routine

Date: March 28, 2011 at 8:05 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 12

Mondays in general aren’t necessarily the most fun days. But Mondays following awesome long weekends are particularly rough. I’d much rather be sitting on my couch catching up on missed DVR (while wearing my new race medal, of course) than […]

A Divine Day In D.C.

Date: March 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 3

I’m safely back in NYC, relaxing on the couch with sweatpants, a glass of vino and some 16 Handles (duh). When we last “chatted,” I filled you in on all things “National Half Marathon” — click here to read my […]

National Half Marathon Recap

Date: March 27, 2011 at 9:06 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 49

It’s crazy that I spent months training for the National Half Marathon — and now it’s over! Here’s how the day went down… I woke up bright and early at 4:30 am. Surprisingly I didn’t feel tired — I was […]

1:44:48

Date: March 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 10

My full recap of the National 1/2 Marathon will come tomorrow. For now, I’ll update you just to let you know that I not only hit my goal of breaking 2 hours in the race, I also crushed my goal […]

‘Twas The Night Before Race Night

Date: March 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 12

We made it to DC! The bus ride took a bit longer than expected, but with good company I was plenty entertained. Also with a camera and an iPhone. After arriving in DC, our first stop was to the hotel […]

National Half Marathon Playlist

Date: March 25, 2011 at 10:32 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 13

Greetings from the interstate! I’m currently on a BoltBus with Ashley and Theodora headed for D.C. The plan once we get there? Run 13.1 miles. Our bus is packed with fellow runners, some of which are running the National 1/2 […]