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March '17 Wrap-up

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Between running a half marathon and selling and donating many of my belongings, March has gone by fast!
I had a great time running in The Woodlands Half Marathon on March 4 in 2:10. After the race, I ramped up my miles to 35-39 miles a week. When I get the chance to race again, I'll be ready.
This month, I ran 142 miles. So far this year, I've run 497 miles. If I keep that up, I'll end up running about 2000 miles this year. I don't know if I'll be able to keep that up, though, because changes are coming...
Our realtor came by this week so we could talk about selling our house. Not only that, we're selling nearly everything, by word of mouth and online ads. That's because we're taking a long vacation in our RV.  I don't know how much running I'll do later this year, but I know it'll be an adventure!
Speaking of adventures, we visited a nearby area, Old Town Tomball, for the first time this week. It's within an hour's drive from home …

The Woodlands Half Marathon 2017 Recap & Tips

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The Woodlands Half Marathon took place on March 4, 2017. I was given a free entry on March 1 so I signed up that day and started planning for race day - when to take gels and how I'd taper until race day with a couple of easy 3 mile runs. 

Since I ran the Rocky Raccoon 50K trail race three weeks ago, I wasn't sure how I'd feel running so soon. I felt great, though! I finished in 2:10 and I was 35th of 122 females in the 50-54 age group. It was a great race day!


Expo/Packet Pick-up: The expo took place on the day before the race. I arrived at 10:10 (it started at 10) and waited in line for 20 minutes. Then I spent 20 minutes walking around the small to medium sized expo. I parked across the street from the expo - easy parking!

Getting to the Race: I live near the race course and I've run the marathon in The Woodlands twice and the half marathon twice before so I felt safe leaving home at 5:35. I was parked at 6:00 in the blue lot, leaving me plenty of time to be in my corr…