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Big D marathon, half marathon and 5K


Wednesday, December 08, 2010

My triathlon partner just finished the White Rock half marathon. Really made me want to be there but with my bad knees I didn't think a half marathon was in my future. She also motivated another co-worker who used to work out with us to shoot for the Big D half marathon in April in Dallas. She pointed out to me that if the contestants on Biggest Loser could do a marathon, I can do a half. And you know their joints are all shot. Currently I can do 4 to 4 1.2 miles without much problem. I remember not to long ago that would have been impossible. So here goes, new goal. Don't tell my orthopedist, he will not be happy when he has to put my knees back together after that run. I am going to start training and go for it. That race also has a 5k, so I can fall back on that if needed. Never thought I would do a tri either, and I have 4 of those done for 2010. Wish me luck! Gotta run.
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BILLALEX70 12/9/2010 4:42PM

    I have to agree with LILPAT3. A trip to the ortho might be a wise choice to lay out Your plan. I went to see an ortho before my first half to have my knees checked. The pain I've got is due to a tiny bone spur. Just saw him yesterday for some foot pain; same diagnosis.

You have plenty of training time, so that's not an issue. But, before you do something that could impact the rest of your life, I'd get a doctor's opinion.

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LILPAT3 12/9/2010 11:20AM

    Listen to your body...if it hurts quit doing what is bothering you. That said, my ortho told me I would never run again, and apparently he is right. However, I am doing my first marathon in March. I am going to walk it and race-walk as far as I can. No shame in having to walk. I hope your training goes well and I know you will complete whatever you decide to do! emoticon

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BTWCOACH 12/8/2010 10:40PM

    Good Luck!!!!! You can do it - just train smart, don't over do it!!!
Molly


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