Modesto Half Marathon Race Review & Recap


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I can’t believe that the Modesto Half Marathon was over 2 weeks ago.

As I mentioned yesterday, my vacation to Arizona and San Francisco royally threw me out of wack, so I apologize for the late post.

If you read my pacing blog post, you already know that I had a blast pacing this race.

It was an absolutely amazing experience!

But, I digress… We already talked about that.

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What about the race itself, man?!?!

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The Power of a Great Running Mantra


According to Runner’s World, “To achieve your running goals, powerful legs and big lungs aren’t enough—you also need a strong head.”

And a good running mantra!

The Sanskrit word “mantra” literally means “instrument for thinking.”

Mantras have been used to focus the mind in meditation and can help you stay on “track” when the “road” (pun intended) gets tough.

It can be used any where: during the last few miles of a race, a particularly challenging hill repeat, or even during a long run. Continue reading