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  1. Ali @ Ali Runs
    September 30, 2011

    I also want to break 1:50 this spring! The crazy speed work has started already! πŸ™‚
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  2. Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio
    September 30, 2011

    WOW! Your breakfast looks fantastic.
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  3. Sara, Food Blogger on a Diet / Ms. Adventures in Italy
    September 30, 2011

    When you say intervals, do you mean 1/2 mile at 8:15, then back to whatever pace you do (9 min mile, etc.) and then back up for another 1/2 mile, or something different like walking?
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    • Meghann
      September 30, 2011

      1/2 miles at 8:15 then 1/2 mile at 9:30ish pace and repeat. πŸ™‚

  4. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    September 30, 2011

    My legs were feeling pretty rough this morning after some harder runs and challenging strength sessions this week, so it was the crosstrainer for me!! Great job on the run – that’s a fabulous way to start a Friday!
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  5. michelle
    September 30, 2011

    A sub 1:50 half marathon is a goal I’d love to get as well. I was off by a minute in the spring πŸ™
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  6. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    September 30, 2011

    Randomly started intervals are the best. Nice work pushing through it!
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  7. Cait’s Plate
    September 30, 2011

    I TOTALLY agree with you on Friday morning runs. There’s just something about knowing you have nothing but the weekend ahead of you that makes it so great!
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  8. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    September 30, 2011

    NICE! I gotta go read those recaps.

    For my first half marathon I broke 1:50, it is totally doable, promise! πŸ™‚
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    • Mia
      September 30, 2011

      me too! ran 1:48 for my first one and have never looked back. I think too many people believe they don’t have what it takes to break 1:50, but it’s not true!

  9. Deva @ Deva by Definition
    September 30, 2011

    I love Friday morning workouts. There’s just somethin’ about ’em.
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  10. Emily@SavoryandSavage
    September 30, 2011

    I have yet to try tempo runs but I don’t think there is any hope of me ever getting faster than a 10 minute mile:-)
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  11. Khushboo
    September 30, 2011

    I love interval runs- they always fly by…maybe because I feel like I’m flying πŸ˜‰
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  12. Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    September 30, 2011

    I am obsessed with crushing a graham cracker on top of my oats right now.

    Intervals are the only damn thing that keep me going on the dreadmill.

  13. Kathleen
    September 30, 2011

    As the saying goes- speed kills- It’s totally worth it in order to improve race times. I actually posted about my comeback to the track this week after my retirement from the track for several years. My legs felt the burning effects on Wednesday. Speed work truly is the necessary evil when it comes to PR’ing in races.
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  14. Kelsey
    September 30, 2011

    Hey! Give Kelly some credit, she did a half IRONMAN not just a half marathon! πŸ™‚

    • Meghann
      September 30, 2011

      GAH! Fixing it now! πŸ™‚

  15. sarahsaysrun
    September 30, 2011

    I’m wondering if you have set-up a recovery plan for yourself the first few weeks after a half-ironman. It seems like you’ve been doing alot of phsycial activity immediately after your first half-ironman, especially with some interval work. Perhaps it is because you have some big running events coming up? I’m slightly jealous of your ability to bounce back so quickly πŸ™‚ I just hope you’re allowing yourself enough time to recover from such a big endurance event.

    • Meghann
      September 30, 2011

      I’ve sped up my recovery plan slightly because of my big events I have coming. I took two full days off (minus some yoga) following the event and have been taking my recovery runs really slowly (both of them were just under 10 minutes miles – roughly 45 seconds under my usual comfortable pace). I’m trying hard not to take on too much too soon, but it’s hard when my legs feel good. πŸ™‚ This is roughly the same approach I’ve taken in the past when I’ve had big races a month or so a part. This approach isn’t for everybody, but I know my body and I know what it can handle. πŸ™‚

  16. kathleen @ the daily crumb
    September 30, 2011

    i’ve taken a few weeks off from running these past 2 months and powered through 3 miles this morning. oof was that hard! the only thing that kept me going was knowing the next one can only be easier…
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    • Meghann
      September 30, 2011

      I like that way of thinking!

  17. Heather @ Better With Veggies
    September 30, 2011

    My Friday AM run was trumped by sleep – good for you getting up! πŸ™‚ I’m impressed that you are working out so much the week after your first 70.3, very dedicated!
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  18. Shaun @ snackasaurusrex
    September 30, 2011

    Great job on the intervals this morning. I usually do my running in the evening, so when I set out to do my intervals this morning…it didn’t go so well πŸ™ legs need coffee too!

    BTW, I’m SO jealous of your awesome pace!!
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  19. Allyson
    September 30, 2011

    I don’t think going under 1.50 in the half is really all that hard, only a 8.23/mile. Especially if you have time to train. Doing speed work will def help. I went from 1.46 to 1.24 by doing speed workouts.

    • Meghann
      October 1, 2011

      I’ve never speed trained for a half marathon before, so I’m curious to see what I could do if I put my mind to it. I was able to go from a 4:15 marathon to a 3:59 marathon in three months with intense speed training. I’m up for the challenge!

  20. Logan @ Mountains and Miles
    December 13, 2012

    The National Rock and Roll Marathon in DC!!

    It’s the only marathon run ENTIRELY in DC (a lot cross over the bridges into VA for portions). You get to see all the awesome DC sites and when I did the half a few years ago, the crowds were FANTASTIC!

    It’s going to be my first marathon!
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