Category Half-Marathon Training

Crawling Back

Six months is a long time. Injuries do not heal quickly. Especially if it’s not the first injury of its kind. Six months ago I started running again, after having to abort my half-marathon training because of a stress reaction exactly one year after a stress fracture in my right foot. Although I have been […]

On the Road Again

Four weeks have passed since I stopped training for my half-marathon goal because of a stress reaction. I wore an Aircast boot to stabilize my foot and aid in the recovery and healing process. On Tuesday I ventured back on the trails for an easy 5 mile run with one of my sons at 8 […]

Ball and Chain – Half-Marathon Training

This is week 3 since I traded my New Balance 890 running shoes for an Aircast boot on my right foot to heal a stress reaction. After investing 435 miles over 10 weeks to train for the Fairfield half-marathon, and with the Northeast weather finally warming up and Spring in full bloom, the mental and […]


I hit the reset button on my half-marathon training. That’s the good news. The bad news is that I had to shut down my running for a few weeks because of a stress reaction in my right foot. A stress reaction is the precursor to a stress fracture, which I experienced in February 2012. I […]

Phase 1 Aerobic Base Complete: Half-Marathon Training

I’ve run 435 miles in the past 10 weeks since I set my goal to run the Fairfield Half-Marathon on June 23 in 1:20 (would have reached 450 miles were it not for one week of reduced mileage due to illness). I feel I have built a good aerobic base with a mix of training, […]

Recovery: Week 9 Half-Marathon Training

Following 2 out of 3 weeks at 50 miles, and several quality workouts last week including an 8-mile tempo run and a 17-mile long run, my legs felt heavy and it was time for a recovery week. I reduced both mileage and intensity this past week, running 45 miles including a 10-mile long run, and […]

Bounce Back: Week 8 Half-Marathon Training

I am thrilled with my overall progress towards my goal of running the Fairfield Half-Marathon in 1:20 on June 23. And it is reassuring that after a week of suffering with a fever and coughing, I am healthy once again as confirmed by last week’s 50 miles of quality workouts. Over the past 8 weeks, […]