Battleship Half Marathon

In Which Jenn Recaps The Battleship Half Marathon

Okay, so the Battleship Half Marathon may not have been a triumph, but it turned out fine. The race was a bit unusual in that in order to accommodate COVID precautions, the start would be staggered across several hours. My wave time was 8:30am, so I didn’t even have to wake up until like 6:30am (which if you’re into runDisney is like one in the afternoon, seriously). My dad drove me over to the race start, and as we crossed the bridge to downtown Wilmington I saw the marathoners who had started at 6:30am already out on the course....

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In Which Jenn Is Off To The Races

Sunday is race day! Dang. Haven’t said that in awhile. This race will mark a lot of firsts for me. It’ll be my first non-cancelled in-person race in a post-COVID world, for starters. It will also, believe it or not, be my first half marathon since 2018 – due to some life changes, I only ran two races last year, both of them marathons. And it’ll be the first time running the Battleship Half Marathon! I am, as anyone who knows me might expect, equal parts anxious and excited – although I must admit, anxiety is pulling more weight...

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In Which Jenn Runs The Virtual Parks Half Marathon

I’ve said this before, but just to reiterate: I’m not really a virtual race kinda gal. I only generally do them if a premium is REALLY good or if a race gets virtual-ized and it’s the only option available if I want to recoup my investment. However, when the Parks Half Marathon went virtual, I signed up even though I wasn’t registered for the live version. I mean, it’s one of my former favorite hometown races, it was only $25, and the premium WASN’T just another race tee! Score! Unfortunately, when plotting out my training schedule that month, I accidentally...

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In Which Jenn’s Race Is On! (Mostly)

Hey! I actually get to run an in-person race! Remember when I had the audacity to put together a race schedule for 2020? I was so young and full of hope. Which of course turned out to be stupid and everything is cancelled, including some of my early 2021 races. Boo. Happily, there is one light on the near horizon – the Battleship Half Marathon in Wilmington is ON! Well, mostly. I was originally signed up to do the 5K on Saturday and then half on Sunday, but the 5K has indeed been cancelled. It was apparently in conjunction...

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In Which Jenn Runs The Race Her Own Darn Self

Back in January of 2017, some brave Walt Disney World Half Marathon registrants set a precedent: when your runDisney race is cancelled, you run it anyway on your own. And so last Sunday, the woulda-been date of the Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon, I set out on the streets of San Juan to run 13.1 by myself. I wore my intended race outfit, as viewed below. You see, when it comes to the Stars, I prefer to Trek. ;P I started at 5:45am, which is probably somewhere in the general area I would’ve started the race anyway, give...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The 2020 WDW Half Marathon

And now for my favorite kind of post – the trip report! I’ll be covering my 2020 Marathon trip. You can read all the posts in this report here. Onward! Another alarm successfully not slept through! I would celebrate without restraint, were I not too busy knocking on wood. Yes, Erika and I woke to our 2:30am alarm on Saturday morning, determined as I am to not just be on time for the bus but among the most on-time-est. We dressed and wandered out into the night, climbing onto a bus without difficulty. We took up the long march to...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Trip report time! See all the posts in this report. And now for my very favorite runDisney half marathon! Despite my standard issue paranoia and compounding exhaustion, I woke right up with my alarm for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon. Once again my phone tried to fake me out by not reflecting the time change, but this time I knew to simply restart it and there it was: 2:15am. Perfect. I taped up and dressed before rousing Erika, and once she was ready we headed out to the bus line and hopped on the second one out. We were deposited in the...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 4/11

Ooh, hey! I come to this week in review bearing gifts. Want to run with me in Annapolis on June 2? The people behind the Wayfarer’s Half just sent me a discount code! JourneyMate will net you $10 off the half and/or $5 off the 5k. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to run with me. I mean, I’ll be there, but you don’t have to find me or anything.) Although, who wouldn’t want to run with this clearly very normal person? And on that happy note, let us adjourn to the workout log: Sunday | ran 7.2 miles outside in 1:15Never run RIGHT...

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In Which Jenn Has An Excellent Parks Half Marathon

I didn’t mention this half much in advance of my running it, and here’s why: I didn’t want to jinx myself. I’ve gone into races with fanfare before, bellowing about how I was going to crush it, and wound up crushingly disappointed. Which is guess is tangentially related, but not really what I’m going for. Well, the Parks Half went great. But I don’t feel 100% good about it. Run with me. I woke up to a near perfect race day: morning lows in the mid-50s with a predicted high of the low 70s, meaning a brisk morning perfect...

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