Welcome! Time restraints cane be stressful- Heather and I know all about that! If it is a flat course you should kill that time without issue, if not, make sure to do hill training. The hills in the Seattle Marathon ate about 10 minutes of my normal time I came in at 3:08:52. But you have several months to train, I have my first full in June and am doing mile repeats and hills to get a sub 5 hr time.
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Hi, Jaimie, welcome! You may be slow but you are impressive. Zipping out a 5K, then on to a 10K and signing up for a half. Wow.
I've never felt as good about being a slow fat runner until I found this team. Now I bring it with me on every run and under the influence of good SFR feelings I signed up for a half marathon in April. So don't worry, you won't be training alone. And I haven't worked up to a 10K yet!
Do you have a training program for your half yet?
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Is there another half marathon you can do, instead, that has a 4 hour limit? That would be a much better scenario for a newbie. I'm also concerned that you may be setting yourself up for injury.
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Hi Jaime, welcome to the team. It looks like we both have a ways to go to lose weight so we can graduate to fast, svelte runners. :) You can knock that half out of the park if you keep training. You have enough time to get in under 3 hours. I average a 3:15 half marathon, but when I lost weight and got down to 212ish, I was able to run a sub 3:00 half. Just keep running and eating right and you'll get there. Good luck!
I am definitely a slow fat runner. I started running in April or so of this year. I ran a 5k in September and a 10k in November. I have a half-marathon scheduled for May.
I am so worried about the half-marathon because it has a 3 hour time limit. I'm hoping to finish on time and get a medal.
I did my 10k in November and it was incredibly difficult. The elevation was totally insane and it was so discouraging. I haven't really run since. I have my half-marathon training plan scheduled and it starts on Tuesday. There is no room in my schedule to miss any of the weeks. I'm actually really excited, but also really nervous.
Long story short, don't let me miss my runs! Please.
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