Friday Morning – Cleveland Half Marathon

It was NOT an ordinary week in running. Why? I decided to get in my virtual Cleveland Half Marathon miles done and ended my week with a half marathon and 5k!  That’s right, I’ve completed my first virtual race and was able to get in a half marathon by myself Friday morning while my house was still asleep. 

Here’s a look at the week:

Sunday:  5.51 mi

Monday: 5.13 mi 

Tuesday: 5.5 mi 

Wednesday: 4 mi

Thursday: off

Friday: 13.11 mi * Cleveland Marathon Half Marathon

Saturday: 3.1 mi * Cleveland Marathon 5k (plus another 1.03 mi)

Total: 37.38 miles

Some highlights-

The week started off as usual. I got in some runs before work, on what was a seasonably chilly week. We even had several days of snow! (thankfully nothing really stuck)

As I got the end of the week, I decided that I’d try to do an impromptu half marathon on Friday morning. I wasn’t sure if I could do it – or would have time to do it before work and everyone waking up – but wanted to try to see if I could. And if I could, I would have my Cleveland half marathon virtual race complete! 

I set my alarm for 4:30 a.m. on Friday and got out early. I wanted to be done or nearly done before anyone in the house got up! It ended up being 40-something and a light drizzle, not my favorite weather. 

Well, I did it! It was longer than I remembered, not my favorite weather, and I needed to stop and grab water back at my house around mile 8. But I finished! It was one of my slowest races, but I’m so glad I was able to complete it.

Oh yeah, and Saturday, I got up and did a 5k!

Which means that I was able to complete the Cleveland Marathon challenge series — running a 5k or 10k a day before or after the half or full. I’ll do a recap later, but that was my complete first virtual race- Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon! You can still sign up to do it too, the actual run just needs to be done by mid-May, so you have a few more weeks to get it in. 

Some questions for you:

  • Have you run any virtual races lately?
  • Are running more? Less? The same these days?

I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.


7 thoughts on “Friday Morning – Cleveland Half Marathon

  1. Congrats on a great week of running! That’s a hella lotta miles. Looks like a lot of us did virtual halfs this week. Now can the weather get better?

  2. I would say you had a pretty successful week! Way to go on the half marathon. I am not motivated enough to do that on my own. Just trying to keep up my running base until I can get back out to my favorite trails with my peeps. Who know when that will be!? Thanks for linking up

  3. Great job on the week, and that Cleveland Challenge! The 13.1 sounds tough in those early hours, in less-than-desirable weather, but you knocked it out.

  4. Great job on the week, and that Cleveland Challenge! The 13.1 sounds tough in those early hours, in less-than-desirable weather, but you knocked it out.

  5. Congratulations! You did an awesome job!

    I’m … well, I’m walking just as much as I used to run LOL: about 20-25 miles a week. I’m running more than I was a week ago, which is good. No big virtuals going on, but I’m just not ready for it yet.

  6. Great job getting your race done! So many people in our area did the Glass City races this past weekend. They had cool finish lines set up… and my kids were still asleep when we finished our race. Except they are teens and it was 10:30am! Geeez. Come on kids, let’s get excited about this. haha!!

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