Half Marathon Training going Strong

With my half marathon coming up in 5 weeks, I’ve been stepping up my training.

I believe that Portsmouth, NH must be one of the more beautiful places to run.  We have the historic downtown, the riverfront, Newcastle Island, and the ocean.  Today we ran the first part of the half marathon course for a total of 9 miles.

We started at Portsmouth High School and ran out to the ocean.  We ran on the road along Wallis Sands beach  and Odiorne Point and back up quite a large hill toward town and the high school.  It was a beautiful course and the weather was perfect — sunny and high 40’s-low 50’s.


I’m on track with my weekly long runs — today was 9 miles, but I’m not quite there with my weekly mileage.  I wanted to get in a total of 23 miles this week, and I ended up with 19.  This is simply due to the fact that I only run two days during the week and then a long run on the weekends.  I should really get 5 miles in on a third day.

But, I am doing well, running strong, and giving myself plenty of recovery time (maybe too much!).


  1. Anyone who can do a half-marathon has my admiration. I used to be a runner but all that ended with a very serious skiing accident. Now I walk. Good luck with your half marathon. 🙂

  2. Hey Grace. Henry Johnson form Linkedin group. Kudos on your efforts. I used to run track so I know the level of commitment it takes to start, work through, and accomplish your goals. I have no doubt that you’ll be able to make the necessary adjustments to stay on task. Just do it!

  3. Congrats on your progress. I know it cant be that easy to keep up…I should know…I have never done a marathon before, but I tried running a couple of blocks around my street so I could shed a few pounds. After the first day, I never tried again! You kept at it for a week??? You deserve a medal

    • Haha, hardly a medal, but running like anything takes some time. You’d be amazed. A few blocks one day, a few more the next and before you know it you’ll be able to run a mile. After that, two miles doesn’t seem do hard, etc. etc.

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