IRONSLUGGO, no I haven't but I feel like I need to!! If I don't pre-register for races, I make a million excuses why I "can't" race that day. I know that if I do go ahead and register, I'll HAVE to do it then. ;)
I ran my first half marathon, old lady that I am, after training for 6 months. There was a 30 something couple who ran the same race with me after training for two weeks. LOL! You'll do great! (Oh, to be young again!) :)
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CRISSYCURRY, I am you, and I'm going to try for my first half marathon in May. I was worried, too, until a few people even less prepared than we are responded to tell me they'd made it through their first half. We can do this!
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Sounds like a perfect plan. Best of all, you have a little leeway built into your schedule with the extra weeks so if a particular long run is a struggle, think about repeating that week rather than upping it the next week. Listen to your body and you'll do great.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the path of the weak becomes a steppingstone in the path of the strong. - Thomas Carlyle
First some background: I am a new runner. I started running in April or May of last year and completed the C25K program. I have run a couple of 5k's and can run 4 miles easily. There is a HM I'm very interested in running in April, 17 weeks from now. I plan to use Hal Higdon's novice training program, which is a 12 week plan (gives me a little bit of cushion).
Anyway, do you think it's too soon for me to consider doing a HM? I don't have any time goals in mind. All I want to do is finish it by running most of it.
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