My training plan lists week 12 as a recovery week. That means the weekend long run was “only” 12 miles. I signed up for the Hamptons Half because I figured 13.1 was close enough to 12 and using the water stations that a race provides would be good practice. The race is something of a tradition in my little group of friends. Here’s a recap of the race in 2014 and this is a recap of when I ran the Hamptons 5K in 2015 post-ankle injury. (I skipped it in 2016 to participate in Dare to Bare.)
After running 15 miles and 16 miles the last two weekends, I think it’s safe to say I took for granted how tough a half marathon can be. While I didn’t race the distance, 13 miles is still freaking far.
This half marathon course (and full marathon course) runs through Southampton and we had a warm, sunshine-filled, blue sky day, which for runners, can be terrible. I prefer a little cloud cover, maybe a nice chill in the air? Light rain would be agreeable, too. This sport can bring out the vampire in you.
Hamptons course map
October 19, 2017: UPDATE the below code has expired. If you’d like to run the Big Apple Half Marathon or the Queens Half Marathon, use NH10 as your discount code!
Hi all! Just popping in briefly to share some news. I was selected to be a NYCRuns ambassador. What does this mean for you? Race discounts on a ton of races in NYC! The team at NYCRuns gave me a handy promo code and I am excited to share the goods with you.
Use the code BC17NH at checkout and you’ll save $5 or $10. You can use the code as many times as you like.
NYCRuns produces races on behalf of organizations (usually charities) and also runs their own races. The discount code only works on NYCRuns races.
Here are some of the races coming up where the code applies:
Bibs for Brooklyn Half Marathon sold out in 45 minutes. It’s the largest half marathon in the country with over 27,000 participants. In the weeks leading up to there race I was excited to be a part of the party, but I was hurting running wise. If you read any of my weekly recaps, you’ll see my long runs were either terrible or nonexistent. So I started to lower my expectations. Instead of putting pressure on myself to meet a goal, I was just happy not to have a sprained ankle and to get to run a race with a huge running community.