Runner’s World Half Marathon

by Alyssa on October 25, 2012

Last Sunday I ran my second half marathon!

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Since I have been having some knee and hip issues since my last half marathon, I wanted to take it a bit easy during this half and focus on strength training and yoga. Overall, I really think the rest from running helped me more than it hurt me. My knee felt strong throughout the entire race even though my pace was sightly slower this time around.

The course of this race went around the town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – which is amazing during the Christmas months, too!

The Philly half was mainly flat for all 13.1 miles. This run was NOT.

There were plenty of hills (and steep ones!) leading up to mile 8. We were told plenty of times throughout the race that we wouldn’t be seeing another hill. We always did.

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I would do it again in a heart beat though! It is extremely scenic and even walking up hills allowed you to finish in a decent time!

The weather during the race was a pretty good cool temperature so I wore my Lululemon long sleeve and Oakley capris that I was able to sport thanks to Amanda. icon smile Runners World Half Marathon

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These capris were perfect for the long run! They kept me cool and dry the whole time! icon smile Runners World Half Marathon I was nervous they wouldn’t fit perfectly, but I didn’t have any problems with comfort or fit. Pretty true to size in comparison with the running gear I typically sport.

Which race should I do next?!

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Laura @ Mommy Run Fast October 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Congrats on your half- you are too cute! Glad that you felt better, even with all those hills. Way to go!
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Alyssa October 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Thanks Laura! :) Love seeing the pictures of your kiddos, too! They’re adorable! Keep up your running madness :)

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Karen October 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

Congrats on completing another half marathon!! It was definitely a beautiful (and hilly) course!! I love that you are smiling in all your pictures :)

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Alyssa October 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Aw thanks! Yes it was BOTH! ha and I’m glad my dad caught me smiling most of the time haha

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Carly D. @ CarlyBananas October 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

It was so fun seeing you on the course! You should come to DC for a race some time!! :)
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Alyssa October 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm

You too! I wish we could have hung out more! But yes I definitely would love to – let me know of the races you are running/suggest :)

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