Welcome aboard...most 1/2 marathons have a 4 hour time limit but you can usually go to the website and search to see what the time is for yours...
PLEASE don't take this the wrong way, but running a 1/2 marathon in 3 months is a pretty aggressive goal. I really don't think you should worry about time right now. What you want to concentrate is building your base miles and taking things slow so that you avoid any potential injury problems. I would definitely check into some good nutrition books such as Performance Nutrition for Runners by Matt Fitzgeral and Nancy Clark's Food Guide for Marathoners (many of the same principles apply to the 1/2 as well).
I am running my first 1/2 in a little over 3 weeks and I am running just to finish...I do not want to come into the run with any preceived notions but finishing in under 2:30 would be a thrill. Stay true to your schedule, especially since you don't have too much time to deviate from it and if you have to throw walk breaks in, that's OK too!
Best of luck with your training and...
Edited by: SP_COACH_NANCY at: 1/16/2008 (18:50)