Beginners and Beyond


My First Half [Illinois Half Marathon RR] (Read 88 times)


    Congrats and great job on your first Half Marathon and a 5K to boot.

    Ron's PRs 5K 24:14 (12/07/2013); Half Marathon 1:53:33 (5/26/2013)


    Go figure

      Congrats on your first!  Careful, this stuff is addictive.  Great job finishing strong.  Keep on building and you'll continue to post some awesome times for a long time to come.

      PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:24:13; '15) 10k (37:25; '14) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:27; '14)

        Congrats on your first half marathon!  Smile


        Skirt Runner

          Congrats on your first half marathon finish! Great job!

          PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)


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            Congrats on the double achievement this weekend. Your running history is very similar to mine, thanks for the tips, I do my first half next month.

              Congrats Kevin.  HMs are a lot of fun, glad you enjoyed your race.


              What are you planning to do next?


              "Half Fanatic"

                Good luck with finals. Maybe see you on the North Branch sometime.

                Last Race :    05/24/2015   Madison HM, Madison, WI  2:17:41

                Upcoming:     09/07/2015   Oak Brook HM, Oak Brook, IL

                                         09/27/2015   Chicago HM







                  Planning for a lot actually haha. Running the "Food Truck 5k" on May 11th, heading to China for a couple weeks, maybe a 5k in the zoo at the beginning of June. In terms of my next half, I'm looking at the Rock N Roll Half in July.


                  I also really want to build up my base. But I'm not sure exactly how to do that safely without aggravating my knee again haha.


                  Congrats Kevin.  HMs are a lot of fun, glad you enjoyed your race.


                  What are you planning to do next?

                  2013 Goals: 1000 Miles | 5k: Sub 25 | HM: Sub 2:00 | 1 Race/Month 


                    A huge congrats to you on your first half marathon & that's a great photo of you with the finish line in the background. I ran the full as well and it was a great day for a race. I agree that the park path was narrow and that would have been tough to navigate with folks slowing down to walk. Great job on the race and I really enjoyed the RR! So ... do you have another race lined up to run? You know this racing thing is a bit addictive, right? Big grin

                    Train smart ... race smarter.



                      Way cool!  Congrats!


                      What are your thoughts on the Hal Higdon's Novice 2 plan for half marathons?

                      Know thyself



                        Congrats on your first half! That's a solid time for your first! (Mine was 9 minutes more than that.)

                        - Andrew

                        Fun Size

                          Great job on your first half!

                          YAYpril - B-Plus

                            Congratulations on your first half!

                              Congrats on your first half and way to pick it up at the end. I hope to one day do a race that finishes in a stadium.