First Half Marathon at 71 Years Old

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Within 5 days of turning 71 years,  I completed my first half marathon at the Snoqualamie Valley Half in Carnation, WA. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined running such a distance. However, with Chi Running, the Half Marathon Training Book and religiously following 16 weeks of training rain or shine, I did it!
I finished strong and was not really tired afterwards. My feet were a bit sore, but that was due to the 13.11 mile gravel trail that was advertised as mostly paved and the thinner soles on my Vapor Glove 3 barefoot running shoes.  Oh well, next time I’ll check the trail surface before I go!
Thank you so much for your programs. I’m off for my Global Day Run.