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1/19/08 8:45 A

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Thanks for your support everyone! Sometimes I think maybe it's too much for me to take on so soon, but you all keep motivating me! Thanks! I'm going to try and do my best. It won't change the world, but it will make me feel I've accomplished something!

Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It is simply seeing beyond the imperfections.
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1/19/08 8:39 A

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just wanted to let you know, i ran my first half 2 yrs ago. i ran with team in training using their schedule. my father passed away with lymphoma on jan 12, i went to a tnt meeting 2 weeks later and started training the first week of febuary. i had never been a runner.( but fell in love with it!) anyway i ran the half very slow but my goal was to finish my first half. i finished in 2:47. i'm still not a fast runner.
you can do it! good luck!

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1/17/08 8:10 P

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If you build slow and steady with a plan, you should be okay for late April - as long as you aren't pushing for time or trying to build your mileage too fast. I'd make sure the course doesn't have an agressive time limit - if your race has a walking division, then you'll be fine with just about any time, but I've seen a few with 2-1/2 hour limits!

It's very hard to understand in the beginning that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit. - anon

Someday you will no longer be able to do this. Today is NOT that day!

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1/17/08 1:45 A

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Find out what the course time limit is and set that as your goal. You can run / walk the race too. You are just starting off on running so I would plan on more walking than running. You would hate to over due it and have an injury stop you from running at all. But walking is great and it doesn't put the same stress on your body... I say go for it!!!! I wish you the best of luck.....

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1/16/08 10:01 P

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Thank you for your thoughts! And I didn't take it the wrong way, many people have told me I should give myself more time to train my body, and I agree. I think a race on a later date would be a good idea.

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1/16/08 6:50 P

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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...

HAPPY RUNNING!
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1/16/08 4:21 P

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Welcome...this team is great. Everyone here is so helpful. I am going to run my first 1/2 in May. I am truly a beginner when it comes to running (especially long distances) so this group has been great! I've checked out a lot of sites on running a half marathon and there is a great amount of info. out there. The main thing I have gotten from everything I read is to take it slow and listen to your body! I'm not really sure an average finishing time...I just know I have to finish in under 4 hours for the one I'm running in! Ha, ha!! Good luck!

 
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1/16/08 1:46 P

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Hi everyone! I'm joining up in this team because I've had some interest in running a half marathon with a friend of mine. I'm kind of a beginning runner, so any helpful advice you have would be greatly appreciated. I've gone to runnersworld.com and set myself up on a training schedule. Yesterday was my first day and I ran two and a quarter miles. It wasn't too hard, but I need to work on pacing myself. I was also wondering, on that note, how long does it take the average person to run a half marathon? This marathon is in late April, so it might cut a little close. I'm not sure if that will be enough time, but we'll see how I feel about it at that time. I am an active person and I work out religiously, so I'm not worried about being in shape enough for it. But still, I know nothing about running a half marathon itself, so again, I appreciate any advice! Thanks!

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