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

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? lol Okay, to be honest, this race was to serve as a test for the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge in April when I’ll be running both marathons 13 days a part. [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]

2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon - 1:47:01

If you’ve been following along on this blog for a while or follow me on Twitter, you know my hip has been all janked up for a little while now. So you might be surprised to see a half marathon recap coming at ya, but here we are. This was my fifth half marathon this spring and sixth (sorta…depends on if you count the whole runDisney debacle) for the year. It was also, somehow, my first New York Road Runners race even though I’ve lived in Jersey City for two and a half years and have been an NYRR member for over a year. [Read More]

2017 runDisney Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon - 2:07:40

Alright, moving on to the runDisney Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon from yesterday’s 10k recap… Pre-race crap After spending the day walking around the parks post-10k, I was really struggling to get a good read on my hip. It would feel okay while walking, but then hurt a bit while sitting. I knew I’d want to take the half smart and be willing to walk if I had to. I had an invitation to run/walk the race with my friend Jen, but she said I’d probably lose my mind going at the pace she was planning. [Read More]

2017 Rutgers Unite Half Marathon - 1:44:06

This thing was actually really hard to hold up Three weeks, three half marathons. This week was the CGI Racing Rutgers Unite Half Marathon. Unite has a special place in my heart. Not only does it run through my old alma mater and where I used to live for over a decade—and partially through a park I often did training runs in before moving to Jersey City—but its inaugural year was also my very first half marathon, back in 2010. [Read More]