Isn’t that the beauty of the half marathon? As opposed to a full marathon, with a running base of 25 miles a week or so, you can just pencil one into your schedule.
|Weekend Getaway? Yes, Please.|
When we lived in Ft. Lauderdale a few years ago, it was Mr. Blondie’s first year working as an airline pilot. That meant I had a lot of free time on my hands, which in turn meant I did a lot of running and quite a few races to keep myself busy. I’m excited to be going back to “old-stomping grounds”, so to speak.
|A1A Half 2007|
Although I’ve never done the 13.1 race before, the majority of Ft. Lauderdale races follow the same format. Start somewhere along Las Olas Blvd, run up A1A to the half-way marker, turn-around and run back down A1A to the finish. Up until this past year, my half marathon PR was 1:43, which I set at the A1A Half Marathon in 2007. I hope I can finish well under that time now.
The monotony of a pancake flat course can be challenging too. Would you rather run a completely flat course or a hilly one?