AMEN GladGad - nothing mini about the half marathon - I have done lots and am proud of each and every start/finish....but never have I thought it was mini. My husband and kids all say how proud they are and support me all the time and come to nearly every race.....BUT....none of them want to run that far with me ....so can't be that mini =)
"When I first started running, I was so embarrassed, I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers." Joan Benoit Samuelson Olympic Marathon Winner
Like others here have said, if you're looking to run a half marathon, find a training schedule. There are some free ones online or you can find them in running books. Most have you running 3x a week over a 12 week period, which will get you across the finish line. But remember - me there is NOTHING mini about 13.1 miles, and I never understand why races refer to that distance as a mini.
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It is very doable. The longest I had ran was also 6 miles, so, I finally decided to train for a half. I ended up doing one on October 30th and then, one on December 4th. Find a program that works for you and you'll be running a half in no time at all. Good luck and let us know how it goes!!
By mini do you mean a 13.1 mile Half marathon? I would look for a good training program near home and join it. Or Google Half Marathon Training and find a program that suits you best. I used Jeff Galloway and I was very satisfied.
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi
Hello everyone! I'm new...I'm Audrey from Carmel, Indiana. I am working on getting in shape, but I also love to run. I recently on the weekend after July 4th ran a 10k and finished the entire thing running, which was a huge accomplishment for me (especially with the heat!). I would love to get tips on how to push myself even further to be able to run a mini in the near future.
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