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I did it - half-marathon, here I come.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I finally made the absolute decision to do a 1/2 marathon. It will be October 17, which gives me plenty of time to get ready. I'm following this schedule:

So far, I am running a consistent 3 miles about 3-4 times a week. Some days I run more, rarely do I run less. I'm still slow (13 - 14 mm; I tend to run faster outside than on TM), but I can run without feeling like I'm going to die and without being sore the next day.

For cross training, I've been doing zumba, but I think I may start to swim, or a combo of both. I've been ST'ing 2-3x a week, and I will start going to just 2x.

It's nice to finally see some progress. I'm clearly more fit, I see a little muscle somewhere under that *padding*, my clothes fit better, and I've lost a few pounds (not much).

All in all, I feel good about myself and this plan. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GEE-KNEE 8/16/2010 10:49PM

    Have you signed up? You could totally do it.

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NIKEIT2016 7/5/2010 12:57AM

    Wow, this is an awesome decision and you will be so excited when you cross that finish line!!! WooHoo!! I will be here to cheer you on for sure!!!

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DJS-DEBBIE 6/27/2010 12:19PM

    Good for you!

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PINKNFITCARLA 6/21/2010 11:46PM

    emoticon emoticon

I'm just working on running an entire 5K (have walked and jogged/walked many) with the goal of qualifying for a half in March 2011.

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RUN2MYDREAMS 6/21/2010 12:05PM

    That's emoticon I know emoticon I'm planning to do my 1st 5K in October. That will be our month emoticon

Let's DO this! emoticon

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HICALGAL 6/21/2010 3:29AM

    you have ample time to train for the half and you have a doable and great plan. keep up the good work!! keep us posted on your progress! emoticon emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/20/2010 9:31PM

    emoticon I am so proud of you emoticon


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TUDI4480 6/20/2010 8:47PM

    Great decision and a wonderful goal! Good for you. Enjoy the journey!

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