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Half-Marathon Insanity...

Friday, December 07, 2012

Last night, I signed up for a Half-Marathon! That's 13.1 miles!
What was I thinking???

(Deep, relaxing breath...)

I feel much better now. In all reality, I have approximately 6 months to train (race day - 05/05/13). I will overlook the fact that I just started running this year, because I can. Over the course of this last year, I have gone from a "couch potato" to an actual, honest-to-goodness-runner. Thus far, I have run two 5K races, and run on a treadmill 5-6 days a week for about 45 minutes a session. I have grown to really enjoy running - a fact that I wouldn't have imagined in 2011...

I can do this! 13.1 miles isn't that bad, right?

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WORTHEYMOM 12/7/2012 5:18PM

    you can do it! I was you last year - with proper training, you will kick major booty!

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STRIVER57 12/7/2012 4:17PM

    you can do it!

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JANIEG68 12/7/2012 4:17PM

    I signed up for one in 2007 feeling the same way and then went on to do 5 more. Enjoy every minute of training - race day is a celebration of all your hard work!

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APED7969 12/7/2012 3:51PM

    You'll do great! I went from C25k in april to my first HM last Feb and my first marathon in Oct. Start gradually increasing your mileage now until about 16 weeks out which is when most plans start. Find a plan you like and stick to it :-) I used the FIRST plan and loved it. Good luck!!!

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MIRAGE727 12/7/2012 3:42PM

    You better believe you can do it! You're way ahead of the game! You might want to check out Jeff Galloway's Training. I've seen many use it as their training and race plan. I used it initially when I started my 5Ks. Now I use it on my Halfs. 29 5Ks and 2 Halfs to this point, I have 2 Halfs and a 10K scheduled over the next 79 days! Yes, a lot of us are HALF crazy....and i love it!
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Stay strong, focused, train well, and rock your half!
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BOILHAM 12/7/2012 3:21PM

    Piece of cake. Do your training, and you will do fine. Congrats on registering!

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WONDERWOMAN 12/7/2012 3:04PM

    Yes you can! I ran my first half marathon in the fall of 2010, less than a year after beginning running - I'd only run one 5K in March of that year. I've now run a total of 10 HMs - 6 this year. Believe me, if I can do it, anyone can. It sounds like you have a very solid base. Trust your training and you will be super successful on May 5! Best of luck.

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PMRUNNER 12/7/2012 2:23PM

    Yay! You can do it! I am looking into spring halfs too. Where is your race?

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ONMYMEDS 12/7/2012 2:09PM

    No, it's not that bad, really. If you train for it, you can do it.

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KANDOLAKER 12/7/2012 1:28PM

    Yes, you can do this! With the right training, you'll be there before you know it. Best wishes with your training and have lots of fun!! Kathy

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