Best wishes to you on your first half and on all the training that goes along with it! Enjoy the journey and the race. Don't put too many expectations on yourself - learn along the way. Enjoy this FIRST and then use all you learn along the way to set and adjust your own expectations for future races.
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Welcome Natalie and have great fun as your prepare and train for your first half! My biggest advice is to listen to your body and don't think pains will go away on their own. (I've wasted too much time by pushing thru injuries that ended up sidelining me much longer, than if I had just backed off at the beginning. Fine line though between pain because of injury, versus pain because you are making progess.) All the best to you!! Kathy
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My name is Natalie and my husband and I are planning to do our first half in July - my husband is a Marine veteran so he is used to long distance but this is my first experience with a long distance race since school.
Excited and nervous - I know training starts now!
Look forward to hearing all your advice and tips and good luck to everyone on your goals and resolutions :)
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