Superhero Halloween Half Marathon - 1:48:32

Another weekend, another race. This one putting me at five races in six weeks. Three half marathons, a 10-miler , and a 10k. This seems to be becoming a trend for my marathon training as I lead up to race day. And, with less than two weeks to go, this was my last long run before NYC Marathon. It’s also worth mentioning that I think this was my 25th half marathon, but I haven’t actually taken two seconds to go verify if that’s true or not so let’s just assume that it is, okay? [Read More]

NYRR Staten Island Half Marathon - 1:45:39

I’m a little late getting this recap up, but such is laziness life, right? Right. So, as I mentioned in my Bronx 10 Mile recap, the Staten Island Half wraps up my goal to run each of the five NYC borough namesake races in 2018, which differs slightly from NYRR’s Five-Borough Series. I ran the Fred Lebow Manhattan Half, the Brooklyn Half Marathon, Queens 10k, Bronx 10-mile, and now the Staten Island Half. [Read More]

2018 NYCRUNS Ladies First Half Marathon - 1:46:34

The view from the pier at the start/finish. Things about been kind of quiet over here at Amelia HQ. I’ve been dealing with a bout of runner’s knee for the last couple of months and a little bit of depression. The good news is going back to physical therapy has helped the knee a lot. It’s not 100%, but it’s getting closer and handling jumping my mileage back up for the last few weeks before Boston. [Read More]

2018 Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon - 1:48:10

View this post on Instagram Hills and bagels for breakfast this morning at the Fred Lebow Manhattan Half! #FLMH #bibchat A post shared by Amelia Gapin (@entirelyamelia) on Jan 21, 2018 at 7:41am PST What’s a good idea two weeks after the Dopey Challenge? Running a half marathon in Central Park, of course! Ugh. Why did I sign up for this? [Read More]

2018 Walt Disney World Half Marathon - 2:06:11

This is the fourth post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the expo, 5k, 10k, and marathon. Ah yes, the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, when the Dopey Challenge starts to get serious. The start time for the half marathon is the same time as the 5k and 10k, but this time runDisney wants you to get on the buses to the start a half hour earlier. [Read More]

2017 Newport Liberty Half Marathon - 1:48:45

This post probably should have gone up two weeks ago, rather than today, but I’ve fallen a bit behind. I love the Newport Liberty Half Marathon. Not really because it’s a particularly amazing race, in fact, large chunks of the the course are on roads and paths that aren’t in the best of conditions. But the race is in my home of Jersey City and parts of the course are along my daily running routes in Liberty State Park and the Jersey City Waterfront. [Read More]

2017 Reykjavik Half Marathon - 1:40:01

I’m still working on a series of blog posts about my recent trip to Europe, but I wanted to do a separate race recap for the Reykjavik half marathon, soooooo here we go! This race entered my world when I was planning my Europe trip and it fell within the dates I was traveling. I knew I wanted to do a half marathon while abroad, but wasn’t sure which city I’d end up doing it in. [Read More]