Run Hard Half Marathon Preblast with Training

  • Workout Date - 12/03/2023
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Welcome to the next challenge. For those of you who ran the Governor’s Cup, this race is right up your alley. For anyone out there interested in running a little longer, getting a little faster, this is the perfect next thing. To add to it, we have been offered an excellent price through F3 – you will not find a better priced half marathon race.

Below is the training schedule.  We’ll start immediately following the new year.  The training will be familiar to those who ran the Governor’s Cup.  However, we’ve switched the Wed/Fri runs so the short runs are on Friday right before the longer Saturday/ Sunday runs.  We’ll plan the weekend routes beforehand and send it out via Twitter (follow me @yousaygenebell).  For Mon/Wed/Friday runs, hook up with Amble or Ramble, they will get you ready.  You need to sign up soon. The deadline for our discount is Jan. 1.  Let me know if you plan to do the race and I’ll add you to our commit list.


This date works perfectly for those of us training for the March 28-29 Palmetto 200. So if you are doing the 200, plan on signing up for the half, it will get you ready. You won’t have to blister it, just complete it.

If you’ve never done a half, or haven’t done one in a while, this is a great New Year’s Resolution. You will have plenty of support from F3, we’ll get a reasonable training plan laid out for you, groups to run with and accountability to get it done.

Here are the instructions for signing up for the Run Hard Columbia Half Marathon on March 8. The link to register is It is just as though you were signing up for any other race. Fill that out completely and put “Columbia F3 Group” in the COMMENTS section and press “Submit Query” at the bottom. When you do it will take you to a PayPal link. STOP THERE and do nothing else. You will get a registration confirmation email that will say that you need to pay to complete your registration.

Here’s how to pay: Send a check made out to “Crossover Athletics” for $35 by January 1 to Crossover Athletics, 108 Rosewood Lane, Lexington, SC 29072. Put “Columbia F3 Group” in the memo line. Make sure you follow these directions or they may have trouble matching your check to your registration.

We’ve told the race director that we can get him 20 registrations or more. Please keep the discount information only for F3 registrants so we don’t abuse this courtesy from the Race Director.

Sign up now, we’ll get you ready. Don’t over think it, just sign up. Sound off in the comments below or send me and email at or you can let Chaser know or email him at

Presenting, the course:

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Hard Commits:
El Guappo
Tuff Guy
Alter Boy
Yellow Cake

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