Gearing up for Seattle Craft Classic Half Marathon

After running two half marathons in June I’m a bit burned out. I didn’t PR like I thought I would so I’ve been a bit bummed out when it comes to running. Granted, I’ve played more ultimate frisbee in the last month than I have since college so it’s not like I haven’t been running. But I do have another race coming up- Seattle Craft Classic Half Marathon in Woodinville, WA on September 10th!

After seeing posts from races in Arizona and San Diego in years past I am very excited to run. This year participants get a sweet finisher’s medal, beer glass, a cool shirt, and a free Redhook beer at the finish party! They also have a 5K option too! I am hoping this flat-ish course is just what I need to get my legs back under me. I also re-joined the training program for fall which might help me get out of this slump.

If you want to join me use code BIBRAVEHALF for $10 off the half and BIBRAVE5k for $5 off the 5k.

Hope to see you there in September!

The Rematch: NYC Half 2017

It’s official, I am going to New York in March for a rematch!

For more backstory on my NYC Half experience this year go here.

Back in the fall when I entered the lottery I didn’t think I would get in for a second year in a row. I thought I would have to wait to go run those 13.1 miles again. (Really, I thought I had better odds wining a trip the MLS Cup in Toronto to watch the Sounders.)

Instead, the $145 charge came through on my credit card. I forgot the drawing was yesterday, so I looked on the NYRR website.  Sure enough, it wasn’t an error. A few hours later the email showed up in my inbox to officially tell me I’m going back NYC for a rematch.

This time I will not fall in a pothole and I will run a sub 2:05. This is going to be hard, painful and frustrating. But I want this PR more than anything. I will run the NYC Half in 2:05 or faster. I know I have it in me and I will not fail like I did last time.

New York, I am coming for you!