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    WALKINGMAMMA   74,280
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I NEED to pick a half marathon to aim for......

Friday, January 18, 2013

After having the very vague goal of finishing a half marathon this year, I realize that I need to actually nail down the specific race that I want to run. We know from the success of the SP program that small measurable goals are the way to make great changes. emoticon
I have built up my running base so that I can easily run a half marathon. I have actually run over 13 miles several times on my long run days. emoticon I just need to pick a race so that I can ......
1. start saving/raising money to cover the race
2. start training with a specific race to dream of....I LOVE the planning phase where I watch many youtube videos of the past races etc.
3. continue saving/raising money....THIS IS A BIGGIE for me. emoticon
So, now the question....which race to run....S.F.? Modesto? Oakland, Lake Tahoe, or many other Calif. races........Any thoughts friends?????????? emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHEENADEE 1/21/2013 11:12AM

    Congrats on setting that goal! I agree -- you need to pick a race, sign up, and commence training. A little far away for you; but, we have a number of Spark friends coming to Cincinnati in May for the Flying Pig Marathon. Just so you know. :-)


I will be walking the HM for first time at this event.

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BILL60 1/19/2013 7:24AM

    If you're already doing half-marathon+ distances in training, why not just go for the total 26.2 enchilada?

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REFINING_LIFE 1/18/2013 3:30PM

    I don't have recommendations for your area, but best of luck! I didn't really plan for the race I did earlier this month, it was an impulse thing.

I'm starting my training from scratch and aiming to do it the "right" way in December!

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VIXSTERLU 1/18/2013 3:08PM

    "I have built up my running base so that I can easily run a half marathon." I don't think I will ever be able to say that??? Go girl!

If you pick the Modesto....I will be there to SPARK you on!!! Good luck finding the right one for you :)

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LILPAT3 1/18/2013 3:02PM

    Find a Rock n Roll race. They are fantastic! emoticon

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