Blog Posts - Half Marathon



Young runners

Last time I ran on tracks (it was also the first) there was a group of children training with their instructor. Some of them were very young and the others were even younger, which questioned me because some of them were already almost as fast as me.
by French Bloke Runs on Jun 17, 2016

Drinking & Running Races

I’ve already spoken of the intimate relationship between running and drinking, but sometimes this relationship is just too strong. Indeed, some crazy runners (or geniuses?) organise races involving running and drinking at the same time! I put t...
by French Bloke Runs on Jun 10, 2016

Travelling and running

by French Bloke Runs on May 27, 2016

*Monday Memos* (Ogden Marathon [Half] Edition)

*MONDAY MEMOS*      (If pictures are too small, just click to enlarge) Weekly recap of my rather crazy, insane, but fun and rewarding life!dear catching up, yes, I am still catching up from the vacation.  Not sure why i...
by Beacon of Hope on May 24, 2016

*Monday Memos*

*MONDAY MEMOS*      (If pictures are too small, just click to enlarge) Weekly recap of my rather crazy, insane, but fun and rewarding life!dear catching up, yes, I am still catching up from the vacation.  Not sure why i...
by Beacon of Hope on May 24, 2016

Test: Merrell Road Glove 3

For the first time, I’m writing a review for the pair of shoes I’m currently running with, but for the first time, I’m also reviewing a pair of shoes that aren’t available any more (Merrell actually discontinued the whole ...
by French Bloke Runs on May 6, 2016

Race Report: Reading Vitality Half Marathon 2016

So after running the Thames Half Marathon on Easter Monday the following Sunday I was signed up for Reading Half marathon! Probably the worst idea ever! But the spinny bling and my stadium finish was just too tempting! I took it easy in the week...
by Simply Hayley on Apr 13, 2016

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2016 Takes Environmental Race to Five Countries

One of the biggest running events in the Philippines, the National Geographic Channel's Earth Day Run, will be going international when it marks its 7th year on April 17, 2016.  The event will be happening simultaneously for the first time in 5...
by Powcast.net Sports blog on Mar 28, 2016

My treadmill is trying to kill me

That's how it feels sometimes.  I have a 5K in less than two weeks, so I have been trying to do sprints on the treadmill to try to bring my time down.  I hate running fast, but I would like a decent time at the 5K. I ran a 5K about a month...
by Staying Healthy with Kari on Mar 23, 2016

Wembley/Kingsbury road closures for Half Marathon on Sunday March 20th am

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by wembleymatters on Mar 16, 2016

Roma Ostia – Half marathon Italian style

Ah! Rome in March! It’s the perfect season really. Sunny but not scalding hot, food as good as ever, acceptable amounts of tourists in the streets, and the half-marathon with the most participants in Italy. I had promised the Quiet Roman that...
by French Bloke Runs on Mar 15, 2016

Attn Locals: Another Free Race Entry GIVEAWAY

So Tri Fitness in White Bear Lake is having me giveaway another race entry after I did so for the "Half Fast" Half Marathon last month. This one is for the "Camp Wannarunamileormore" Half Marathon coming up on April 9th.On the race website, it state...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Mar 7, 2016

Comparing Splits from my Two 2016 Half Marathons

During the Securian Run Half Marathon last month, I was leery about my calf injury. I took it easy on the way out, and cranked up the pace on the way back.At the Half Fast Half Marathon nine days ago, I went out a bit more aggressively, but then the...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Feb 29, 2016

Inspiring runners: Paula Radcliffe

The way I see it, Paula Radcliffe is to British running what Jeannie Longo is to French cycling (the Brits will see it the other way around): a living legend who’s been there forever, who’s won everything and who won’t age, to the g...
by French Bloke Runs on Feb 26, 2016

'Half Fast' Half Marathon Official Results

Well, the results came in from last weekend's half marathon (turned 25K). It officially goes down as one of my worst placements in recent years:- 25th out of 90 overall- 5th out of 12 in the 30-39 age groupI was OK with having ran too far (because o...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Feb 24, 2016

The "Half Fast" Half Marathon Race Report

Or, "Making More Race Buddies."Or, "My Second 25K" (yes, I know I just said "half marathon" in the title).I got up early and drove the 2-loop course in the north metro because I knew I could be near the front of this small race. (Last year's winning...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Feb 22, 2016

Thoughts on This Weekend's Half Marathon

I'm not familiar with the course, but I'm liking the fact that it's 2 loops:We'll be running this twice for the "Half Fast" Half Marathon.I guess I have 2 main race goals:1. Keep good form and don't run so hard that something gets hurt/injured.2. S...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Feb 18, 2016

Two Weeks of Training Between Half Marathons

The Securian Winter Run Half Marathon was on Saturday, January 30th. Here's what the 2 weeks after that look like in my training long:I took 2 days completely off, and then I got the blood flowing on Tuesday the 2nd with nearly an hour of "Spinerval...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Feb 15, 2016

Half Marathon Garmin Data

I finally got around to downloading my Garmin data (first time since the TC 10 Mile over 4 months ago). Here's what the Securian Run Half Marathon looked like 2 weeks ago:I don't know WHAT that spike is around mile 0.5 - my Garmin has been giving me...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Feb 14, 2016

More Securian Photos and the Winter Run Mugs

Local photographer Wayne Kryduba (who shoots many photos for the MDRA) posted some photos from the Securian Run. Here are a few photos of his images I want to share:Start of the half with the "mascot" leading us out. I'd be somewhere right under th...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Feb 10, 2016


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