The thoughts of a half marathoner. Oh the things we think about during 13.1 miles.

The thoughts of a half marathoner. Oh the things we think about during 13.1 miles.

The next miles until the halfway point is usually pretty chill. The crowds have thinned, I’ve managed to grab a few cups of water (from the aid stations, mind you, because I would rather run in a chicken costume than wear a fluid belt) and I’m no longer sprinting, but my pace is strong. Some races will have the halfway point marked, but even when it’s not, I can sense it without looking at my GPS watch. A switch flips in my brain as the familiar reality sinks in: The rest of this race is going to be hard. Yes, half marathons are hard. I tell people they’re not, but they are. How could 13.1 miles not be? No one should trust anything a runner says about half marathons.

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