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7/18/13 1:39 P

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You can do it! October is a good bit of time away so if you are consistent and determined to do the training, you will finish the half! I am training for my first half in Sept. and I have also used a run/ walk method. At this point because of breathing problems, I prefer running 4min and walking 1min. Sometimes I have to push that back to 3/2.

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7/14/13 1:50 A

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Good luck with your training. You can do it!! :D

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7/13/13 11:10 P

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Keep working at it. You'll make it. And even if you do poop out, there is no shame in walking. Try doing walk/run. Start at 1/1. Increase it to 1/2, then go for 1/3. Don't worry about your time. Just finish. And no matter what your time is, you will set a PR.

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7/13/13 5:01 P

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Hi Susan,
You still have time to train but increase mileage slowly to ward off injuries. Don't worry too much about your finish time in your first half. It will be a learning experience. Here in Canada a running store called the Running Room encourages new runners to do a 10 and 1 system even in races. 10 minutes run, 1 minute walk. Seems to work for a lot of people.

Most important is that you are doing something to be fit and healthy. Try to have fun with it. Races are pretty cool.

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7/13/13 4:29 P

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Hi Everyone. I am Susan and I plan on doing a half marathon in Long Beach in October. Today I rean 6 miles and I am sore and tired. sigh....But I did it.I am not sure I can run the whole half, but I will try.

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