My 20th Half Marathon: Raleigh City of Oaks

Post race party in Manteo

Post race party in Manteo

I have so many things to look forward to in late summer and early fall. Football season, good surf in North Carolina, and of course, race season! I maintain my running year round, but really start to focus on training right around Labor Day.

This year was no different. I started doing 10+ mile runs in late August and my training peaked with a 13 mile run in early October. October was a great month to train as the weather cools down here in North Carolina, but the distance caught up with me and I had to nurse some runners plantar fasciitis on my right foot. I somehow managed to still get in 100 miles last month.

On November 3, I’ll be running in the City of Oaks Rex Healthcare half marathon. It will be my 7th year running the race and I’m really looking forward to the course. The weather looks great and after this race, I’ll be focused on the Outer Bank half marathon.

I always love to take a look at my past races. With 19 half marathons and one full marathon under my belt, I can’t wait to cross the finish line to claim that 20th half marathon medal.

My past races

  • 2007 City of Oaks half marathon – 1:54 (Fall)
  • 2008 Raleigh Rocks half marathon – 1:55 (Spring)
  • 2008 City of Oaks half marathon – 1:50 (Fall)
  • 2009 Raleigh Rocks half marathon – 1:55 (Spring)
  • 2009 City of Oaks half marathon – 1:50 (Fall)
  • 2010 Tobacco Road half marathon – 1:53 (Spring)
  • 2010 Flying Pirate half marathon – 1:49 (Spring)
  • 2010 City of Oaks half marathon – 1:46 (Fall)
  • 2010 Outer Bank marathon – 3:55 (Fall)
  • 2011 Tobacco Road half marathon – 1:45:07 (Spring)
  • 2011 Flying Pirate half marathon – 1:45:56 (Spring)
  • 2011 City of Oaks half marathon – 1:41:38 (Fall) [PR]
  • 2011 Outer Banks half marathon –  1:42:33 (Fall)
  • 2012 Tobacco Road half marathon – 1:44:39 (Spring)
  • 2012 Flying Pirate half marathon – 1:45:39 (Spring – rained out)
  • 2012 Bay to Breakers 12k – 01:00:25 (Spring)
  • 2012 Oktoberfest Run Green 8k –  39:12 (Fall)
  • 2012 City of Oaks half marathon – 1:43:53 (Fall)
  • 2012 Outer Banks half marathon –  1:41:59 (Fall)
  • 2012 Skinny Turkey half marathon – 1:44:14 (Fall)

2013 Races

  • 2013 Tobacco Road half marathon – 1:43:43 (Spring)
  • 2013 Flying Pirate half marathon – 1:45:27 (Spring)

About Shibby

Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for Opensource.com--a publication and story-telling platform for open source communities. At night, he wears a cape, and is a captain for the Open Raleigh brigade, as well as a co-chair for NC Open Pass. Jason is the author of a book called The foundation for an open source city--a resource for cities and citizens interested in improving their government through civic hacking. While writing the book, he discovered his unknown super power of building communities of passionate people. Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, two border collies, chickens, lots of tomato plants, and a lazy raccoon somewhere in an oak tree. In his copious spare time, he enjoys surfing, running, gardening, traveling, watching football, sampling craft beer, and participating in local government--not necessarily in that order, but close to it. You can follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets
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