Ed Balow purchased a Jack Daniels Half Marathon Training Plan last December. His goal race is in two weeks at the Run Raleigh Half. Recently, Ed checked in with us after jumping in a local half marathon simply to do his marathon pace workout.
My intention was to run it as a 2 mile easy, 8 miles at marathon pace workout, but to go hard the last 5K of the race. Amazingly, it went according to plan. It was fun to have those first 2 easy miles because I pretty much blew by everyone for the next 5 or 6 miles until I settled into the group of folks at my 7:30 pace. I had lots of energy left after 10 miles and was able to finish strong coming in at 1:39:30 which blows my old half PR out of the water by about 15 minutes!
Regardless of what happens in two weeks I already consider this plan a great success. You got me into starting corral C for the Chicago Marathon and sub 1:40, and I didn’t even have to race very hard to get it!
Congrats on the new PR, Ed! Good luck in Raleigh!