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IWILLRUN83
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12/12/12 8:53 A

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Hi,

I am will be walking my way accross the finnish line on my first half marathon. I think once that is over I will feel confident enough in my ankles to start running again. Then I will run my next half and definatly some 5k's inbetween.

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12/9/12 3:52 P

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Thank you all so much!

Jan-Marie

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12/9/12 11:43 A

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emoticon BOBCATGIRL76 and GENEVIE5 for your first HM!! I absolutely loved my first HM so you're in for a great experience. My suggestion is to be consistent...stick to your program if it's going well, but don't hesitate to do a "cutback" if you start feeling draggy.

Most of all, enjoy the training (this is how your inner athlete reveals herself!) and plan to HAVE FUN during the race! Best to you on your journey!
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12/9/12 12:48 A

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So glad I don't have to do hill training. I just run around Catonsville and I pretty much get all the hills I want. Or need. I am sure some people from Colorado or West Virginia would laugh at me for saying that, but I have not yet run a race with more hills than home.

Do well, and have fun.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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I am on week # 7 of # 14 for my training for my first HM. I am doing a local "hypothermic Half " on Feb. 17th, 2013. I've chosen this since when I first started running many years ago, it was in winter weather and I just loved it. I am training with a friend who has done a HM before and followed a program through a clinic. We are not at the same fitness level which can be challenging at times, but I pull back and respectfully follow her pace. We started Hill training this week.


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What is your target race?

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon, Dublin, Ireland, 8/5/2013
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Welcome! You can do it!


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Congrats on starting the journey!

I would say...
...stick with your plan (I didn't look at yours & I only run 3 days a week, but if it's a good plan just stick with it)
...do cross training
...practice your hydration & fueling as you get into longer runs
...use a treadmill when necessary (if you usually run outside)
...run outside some (if you usually use a treadmill)
...have fun!!!

Best wishes!

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Jan-Marie,

That looks like a pretty good training program to me. And I think with the type of mileage the program has you running on Sunday following your Saturday run is fine--as long as you do NOT worry about your pace/speed. These runs are often referred to as active recovery runs and actually help with our recovery BUT they must be done very SLOWLY.

That being said, no program is EVER written in stone. If your feel your recovery is not going well (heavy legs, poor running performance day in and day out, sleep and appetite issues) then you need to rethink your training schedule and ALWAYS leave wiggle room. Life has a way of getting in the way of our training especially because the training involves many, many weeks.

To make a long story short...your recovery should dictate the advancement of your training.

I hope this helps!

Coach Nancy




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12/5/12 5:20 P

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BOBCATGIRL76,

I looked at that training schedule you are using. I'm not sure I like the idea of a Sunday run after the long runs on Saturday. I would do some cross-training instead, swimming, biking, or elliptical, or even walking.

That being said, and with so many different training plans available, I think it is important to stick with one plan from start to finish. You always have the option of switching to another plan for subsequent races.

Good luck with your training and upcoming HM. Enjoy the journey.


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12/5/12 4:39 P

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Hi,

I want to do a half marathon on April 13 and I began training yesterday. I've done 2 5ks and a 5 mile race, so I'm hoping to gradually work my way up to that amazing 13.1. I'm using this schedule:

http://www.halfmarathons.net/training_tips_schedule_20_weeks.html

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Jan-Marie

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