Hi, good luck with your half! It is definitely easier to run as the weight comes off. I think the key to holding up is building a good base and not shooting for the super-long distances right off the bat (and by that I mean, the first year or two of consistent running). It takes time for the skeleton and tendons to adapt even if the lungs and muscles catch up more quickly.
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Have fun with your half! That is my favorite distance. Just be careful with the weight loss, and don't cut your calories too much. You need to be able to fuel the long runs properly. While you are training, concentrate on good, solid nutrition.
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Hello everyone, glad to be here. I will be running a half Dec. 1. I am over weight and feel this is why I have been struggling with my training program. I am here for help mainly with tracking my goals. I hope with losing weight my hips won't ache as much :) I have always loved to run and I hope to eventually run a full and maybe even an ultra if my body holds up and I think losing weight will help.
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