How to Find Your Half Marathon Race Pace

If you have a half-marathon looming in the near future, you have likely considered what pace you should run on race day.  This is a critical question that may determine whether you run the faster race you ever have, or whether you run out of gas in the final few miles. This can often be … Read more

Famous Idaho Potato Half-Marathon Race Review

I ran the Famous Idaho Potato Marathon, Half-Marathon last Saturday (May 18th).  Despite the fact, that I didn’t perform as well as I was hoping, the event itself was fantastic. Today, I wanted to provide my thoughts on the event, along with a few other details in case you are looking to run this race … Read more

Should I Quit Running? Mentally Dealing with a Bad Race Result

You’ve worked and trained and dreamed about completing a big half-marathon or full-marathon race.  You’ve looked forward to the event for months and made your race goals and strategy.  Then when race day comes, something goes wrong!  Your pace isn’t quite there, or its turns out to be a tougher course than you expected. At … Read more

Can You Run a Half-Marathon if You Hate to Run?

I was reading an article in a recent issue of Northwest Runner when I came across some words that sounded somewhat familiar which stated: “My freshman year in high school, the ’81-82 school year, was when I discovered my extreme dislike for it.  It was painful, provided no satisfaction, and wasn’t any fun at all.  Coach Q … Read more

Running My First Half Marathon: Lake Sammamish Half 2013

The following article is a guest post from Steve McDonald.  Steve just completed his first ever half marathon and provides an in-depth look at the thoughts, feelings, schedule, insomnia, frustrations, triumph and much more when going through a half-marathon for the very first time.  Here’s Steve… On December 2, 2011 my friend Stephen and I … Read more

2012 Running Goals and Results Review: How Did I Do?

Near the beginning of 2012, I set 3 goals that I wanted to accomplish during the year.  You can read my original post with those 2012 running goals here. I’m writing this post in March, so its well past due!  However, I wanted to share some of my running accomplishments from 2012 because as I … Read more

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