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Training for Half-Marathon


Monday, February 20, 2012


I know I'm due for a blog... hoping to work on one tonight and maybe into tomorrow! Love you guys!
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AUDRAEH 2/22/2012 12:47AM

    Good for you! Keep working. I think I decided to do another half marathon in May....about 12 weeks from now. I am nowhere near the shape or weight I need to be, but I figured even if I have to walk part of it, it is something to train for and accomplish. I did a half marathon in 2009 and did not train correctly for it at all. I only went through with it because I had signed up with some friends and did not want to back out. It was a very small race (50ish people) and I came in dead last. I was so discouraged by that. This time I am looking at doing a bigger race (3000 people). I think that should be better as I won't feel so left behind. I figure if I can do it in about the same time as before, I will be in the middle of the pack. We'll see. I am going to start training and see how my body handles it, if it starts to seem to out of reach, I will find a later date. Can't wait to watch your training progress. emoticon

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OKIEGIRL75 2/21/2012 2:14PM

    Good luck on your training for the half. I am now in my 4th week of training for my first half marathon in April. Can't wait to hear about the race and see pictures. emoticon

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DRKEYEZ820 2/21/2012 10:49AM

    Em! Im so excited for u! 6 MILES?! U are kicking some serious butt girl! And yay for the super duper gps thingy majig! :D lol. Technology has come so far.
Im looking into a heart rate monitor watch. I need a watch in general, and thought how cool would it be to see how hard im working, and how many calories im REALLY burning. I like one, by Polar? I think thats the brand. But its just under 100.
Anywho :) , any type of training, is trial by error. Now your trying a new technique to train for your 1/2 marathon. Seems like so far its working for ya. And YOU WILL OWN THIS MARATHON, wanna know why? BECAUSE U WANT IT! You can do anything u have your set on and u work towards. I have no doubt that u will kill it. Keep me posted :)

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TESSABEAR428 2/21/2012 7:59AM

    You're so cute! Lol. You can do this, Emily! Slow and steady. Take it easy during the week and do the long runs on the weekend. Definitely strength train/tone once, twice, maybe three times a week to help your other muscles keep up with your legs. Core strength is important for running too! emoticon I'm excited for my first half in September! Eek! Haha emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/21/2012 2:40AM

    life is my excuse but i am fighting it lol.you want it you go and get it even if it means walking or crawling over the finish line(though running would be better)YOU ARE GOING TO FINISH THIS RACE:i am going to even start keeping some goodie points for you(i usually give them out straight away lol)for when you achieve it.go for it love rock it out.i want to see them photos of you over the finish line.the fish by the way is for good friday like the chocolates were for valentines day.go eat some fish or an advacardo when you donīt like fish.full of omega 3. emoticon emoticon

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