In a tune-up for the Houston Marathon in January, Kara Goucher covered 13.1 miles in 1 hour and 16 minutes to finish third at Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Half Marathon.

Goucher, who last week announced her plans to run a marathon for the first time since coming in fourth at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in February 2016, was behind Sasha Gollish (1:13:36) and Alia Gray (1:15:39) on Sunday at an event she won in 2015.

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Afterwards, she tweeted that she successfully executed her race plan as she builds toward the 26.2-mile distance on Jan. 20.