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8/17/12 12:17 P

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Thank you for the support and votes of confidence. You all definitely help motivate me.

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8/17/12 11:10 A

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Congrats Sheenadee - making the decision is half the battle!! I am very proud of you and know that you will do great!!

"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."
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8/7/12 2:51 P

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I enjoy Hal Higdon's training plans. I'm following his for running a half marathon. Have had quite a struggle in trying to get my endurance up so I'll be walking my fair share of it. Goal is to finish. I think (since it seems you enjoy walking so much) that you may do that half marathon sooner than you think.

Good luck and enjoy the journey.

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8/5/12 1:40 P

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emoticon on walking the HM, SKIRNIR! And thanks for the encouragement.

Merle
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8/5/12 1:21 P

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I walked my first half marathon this year, April 30th, I think it was. Do make sure you have an event with a longer cut off time. Mine did. I walked my half marathon in 3 hours and 13 minutes. Faster than my training going that distance. The training link Nancy posted, seemed quite similar to what I did. Bet you can walk a half marathon soon. :) You can do it.

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8/4/12 9:39 P

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Best wishes for your 1/2, whether you walk or walk/run!

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8/4/12 1:30 P

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This is awsome! thanks for bringing it up! I hope to do a walk/run for the half maranthon in Jan but if I continue to have issues with my ankle I might have to walk. The link is great!

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8/3/12 6:19 P

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Thanks much!

Merle
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8/3/12 5:57 P

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Merle- welcome to the aspiring 13.1 club :)

You got some good info already but wanted to pass on a big SP woo hoo 2 u

make it happen.

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8/2/12 11:11 A

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emoticon for the encouragement, everyone!

Thanks for that link, Nancy. On my way to check it out now.

Merle
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8/2/12 11:04 A

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Awesome goal! I've walked 4 hm over the past 3 years. I like to run but my training keeps getting interrupted by one problem or another. I've used a run/walk (1 min run/1 min walk) to do some 5 k's.
Good luck and have a great time with your training. Walking is just a big accomplishment as running is! 13.1 miles is an awesome accomplishment either way!

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8/2/12 8:49 A

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Congrats on making the plunge into HM training. I have walked several HMs and, as long as you select a race w/an appropriate cut-off time, it is a great experience. A lot of people poo pooh walking, but in some ways it is more difficult than running, because you are out there a longer time. Either way you are covering the same distance, so be proud.

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8/2/12 8:34 A

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Hi Merle,

Below is a link to Hal Higdon's half marathon training program for walkers.

I hope this helps!

Coach Nancy

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8/2/12 4:45 A

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Good for you for taking the leap to a longer distance.




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8/2/12 1:20 A

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Hi all! I am Merle and I just decided yesterday that I'd like to walk a HM. Running just isn't quite for me and I've walked several 5k's, which are nice; but thinking I may be up for the bigger challenge. My initial target is the Flying Pig 2013; but might look for something sooner if I get going on training.

I've done nothing yet other than making this decision to try, so I would love any advice or pointers anyone can share. I'm looking for a good training schedule now.

Thanks!

Merle
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