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I am also working on the C25K program and have signed up for the half marathon in Columbus, OH in October. My friend tells me that I can do it, but it is becoming more daunting as the weeks pass! How often do you run?
Woohoo, you'll love running your half!
You only fail when you stop trying.
"The cure to anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." - Isak Dinesen
5K PR: 25:28 (Nov. 09)
5 Mile Race PR: 44:36 (Dec. 2011)
10K PR - 58:03 (Oct. 09)
15K PR - 1:29:59 (Apr. 2011)
Half Marathon PR - 2:03:39 (Apr. 12)
Marathon PR - 4:48:55 (May 2011)
Congratulations on your accomplishments! Getting through the c25k was the hardest part for me (especially the dreaded week 5 day 3 :) ) Your plan sounds great and safe. Make sure you keep us updated on your progress!
May 17, 2008- first triathlon- DONE! 1:21:47
June 5, 2008- hit the 40 pounds lost mark!
June 7, 2008- my fastest 5k ever! 28:28
September 6, 2008- 2nd half marathon-2:12:38- 31 minutes faster than my first half!
February 25- Hit 50 pounds lost!!!
April 18, 2009- Salt Lake City Marathon- 1st marathon- finish time 4:34:47
Welcome! Your plan is completely do-able! Enjoy the training!
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill
2012 Running Mileage: 2,065
Congratulations on signing up for your half. You will do fine, just keep running with a training plan. You have given yourself plenty of time to train. I have used Hal Higdon's training plan once and really like the daily emails I received. My husband is currently using his program for a marathon. Remember to listen to your body. Happy Running!
"OBSESSED is just a word the LAZY use to describe the DEDICATED." - Russell Warren
"Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start."
I'm a newbie runner. I started with Couch to 5K, and literally had never run a day in my life before Day 1 of C25K. I'm now about to start on week 8, and am looking ahead to after the program finished.
In what I hope is not a completely stupid wave of enthusiasm, I signed up for the Capital City Half-Marathon in Columbus O (my town) on May 1, 2010. I am also set to run a 5-mile (8k) Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, and a 5K on Sept. 18.
My current training plan is to start doing the One-Hour Runner after C25K finishes. Then after my 5K, I'm going to do the Hal Higdon Novice 8k training plan, which will take me right up to my 8k race. After that... I'm debating between the Hal Higdon half-marathon plan, or the one in the "Marathoning for Mortals" book. Not sure yet.
Anyway, I'm still kind of feeling completely insane for having signed on for this, but people keep telling me it's do-able! I love running and am definitely not going to quit, so I guess I'll be out there running 13.1 miles on May 1. Yikes!
“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” --Rosalynn Carter