I haven’t always been a runner. I haven’t always been fast. I haven’t always been lean.
➡️ In 2016 I ran my first half in May in 2:29. I felt awful. I ran fasted, ate sports beans and drank gatorade on the course, and thought I was going to throw up. I KNEW I could do better. After making big changes to my nutrition I ran a 1:43 in the fall.
➡️ I wanted to keep the momentum and progress I had made so I was consistent through the winter.
➡️ In May 2017 I ran a 1:38 (in Fargo) and then chipped away at that time, running 3 other half marathons that year in the 1:30s.
➡️ I ran through the winter and ran my first marathon in May 2018 in 3:15 (in Fargo). Less than a month later I ran a half in 1:27. I ran 3 other half marathons that year between 1:27 and 1:25.
➡️ AGAIN I was consistent through the winter, ran a marathon PR (again in Fargo) in May 2019 in 3:09 and ran 4 half marathons between 1:26 and 1:24, finally breaking sub 1:25.