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I can't imagine running in humidity, that must be really tough! I'd be treadmill bound most likely.

As for your friends and what they will think? Well, in my case my running friends just ran their first 50 mile trail race...I am by far the group 'wimp,' even though I'm a marathoner. I don't give it a second thought, running isn't a team sport ;)~

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2/10/13 2:23 P

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I tend to follow the same training schedule. I get pumped up in winter/spring and then hunker down in the AC during the humid summer (I'm in Ohio). Getting up early helped me some this past summer - but I still didn't run outside. I just did DVDs in my living room at 5 a.m. It kept me from feeling as much like I'm "starting over" when I hop back in for longer runs ... though I'm a fair weather runner outdoors in the winter, too. I love my treadmill :)

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2/9/13 10:55 A

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Hopefully, it helps. I know when he gets out of bed than I feel I should too and just cannot sleep as well!

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2/8/13 10:34 P

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Oh Savannah! The early waking BF is what really helped me!!! My BF gets up around 4 a.m., when he has to get to work, so getting up at 5:30 or 6 made it so much easier than before!

you can do it!






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2/8/13 6:46 P

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Yikes! I don't know how to do it. Honestly, I think once I move in with my boyfriend, he might be able to get up earlier. He gets up everyday at 6 or 7 am for no reason, just cuz he's awake, lol.

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I am from Upstate NY but can totally relate to your dilemma! I simply cannot run at all in humidity and heat! I have tried to push through, to adapt and it simply isn't happenning for me! Do you have n indoor track around you that you could use for those hot days? I also plan on trying to do early morning this year, although that is iffy. I already get up at 4:45am! Evenings can be beter, sometimes. Not in the hottest parts of the summer though the air is still like pea soup!

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2/7/13 12:18 P

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Hey Savannah,

I did two 5K, a 10K and a 10 Nautical Mile Race in 2011. I was using the Jeff Galloway method for the 1/2 for the Nautical as it was 11.4 miles. I did finish it, and in less than I hoped. I believe I was 1 hr 16 min.

I really had a compression issue w/ my knees at mile 8 which I knew would happen as it had in training. I can't run as slow as I'm supposed to per the JG method and thus his mileage increase I believe was too much for me. I'm willing to try it again but increase the mileage slower than his plan.

Didn't do much in 2012 as I had gotten a new horse the end of 2011 that has been keeping me busy, and then I had major issues with my renters, had to evict, then do a lot of rehab on the house that took up most of my summer. So my runs were far and few inbetween and only about 15-30 minutes. Looking forward to getting back to 1/2 hour runs a couple times a week this year.





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2/5/13 7:29 P

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As you newbie, you are more than qualified. You have been there and you can relate to how it is being new, the growing pains, fitting running in a busy life, and even training for a half marathon. I believe I remember you training for a race.. just don't remember if you did it!

As for me, I need to build up my running. I am just not being consistent with the runs and don't want to push it. I think I am going to do the 5K and cheer everyone on that I know. Basically, I should be hoarse the next day. Than, at the end of the summer I AM going to run the half marathon in October and try to maintain that mileage.

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2/5/13 1:22 P

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Thanks BTWCOACH! only downside is my running is what gets put on the back burner on all the things I need to do! Would be hard to start a group! there used to be a group that ran in Lake Geneva and that is closer than the other group, but the person in charge of the runs got injured or moved and they were looking for someone else to pick up the reins. As a newbie, I do not feel qualified!





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2/4/13 7:52 P

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I'm guessing your friends are your friends for many reasons, and I hope one of those reasons is that if something is important to you, they are there to cheer you on and see you be the best you can be. They won't care how fast or how slow you are. They'll care that you did something you enjoy.

As far as running in heat and humidity...morning runs before the sun bakes the world, evening runs when things begin to cool off, lots of water, and run at a speed based on your effort and not on your pace. Everyone slows down during the heat. If only to avoid spontaneous combustion.

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2/4/13 4:06 P

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Hey BAILEYS7OF9!

I think you should start your own running group. Have people come find you!!!!


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2/4/13 2:31 P

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I don't have an issue with running when it's hot, so cannot give any help there. I wish I could find a group near me. I know there is one, but they run Tuesday evening and Sat morning, both of which do not work well for me. They are also 40 min from my house.... sigh. One of these days I'll find someone to run in the woods with!





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1/24/13 5:55 A

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Hi!

Another thought.

I live in Florida and run outside year round.
I use Heart Rate Training by Roy Benson for the summer months and do not care how slow I run. My goal for summer runs is to keep my heart rate close to a target rate.

I do not try to run based on pace at all because of the warm, very humid mornings. I sweat profusely. I do track my pace and heart rate to determine if I am improving at all.

I drink A LOT of water and use NUUN tablets if I am doing a long run - in order to keep those electrolytes in balance.

It is my understanding running based on heart rate (no matter the pace) will improve endurance and stamina.



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1/23/13 10:39 P

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I don't think I would give my friends a second thought. Run you half marathon. It's all about you.

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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1/23/13 9:10 P

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I also train with a group - all year long. It's great for accountability and I love the social aspect of running with friends.
Also, we slow down in the summer and build an aerobic base. Then we speed back up in the fall and winter. Take lots of water with you on your long runs. Enduralytes become very important too. Gotta keep that electrolyte balance going!
When you train in the heat, you get used to it. I'm in Memphis and it gets pretty hot around here in the summer.
Good luck to you! YOU CAN DO IT! Just make up your mind and schedule your runs!!!

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There is a running group that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 pm and morning Saturdays. I am considering in doing that but I am not sure if I will be able to go to every Tuesday and Thursday. My work schedule is undecided as I just got a new position. I sure would hate to spend $50 and not go the majority of the runs. Besides my schedule, I do best when I can work out in the morning. I was considering it for the reason you just said... accountability and having others that will be doing the race as well.

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1/23/13 8:49 P

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What works for me is registering for a race that I know I will need to be ready for and training with a training group for accountability when possible. Is there a running club in your area? I have made it to a lot of 6:00 AM Sat. long runs in the heat because I knew i was meeting people. Once I sign up for the race, I choose a training program and make a commitment to stick to it.

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Um... it would be the half marathon. I've done them before and loved how 'in shape' I felt. One way to get INTO shape is to train for a half marathon.

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I think you need to decide what is more important to you:

1. Completing a marathon

2. What your friends will think

Personally, training for the marathon was time consuming. But I won't trade the experience of crossing the finish line for anything. Did I finish in the time I wanted? No. Do I care what anyone thinks? Absolutely not. I am a marathoner.



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In the last couple years, I have started a pattern unintentionally. January-June I train for a half marathon. Than, July and August I don't run at all because of the heat and HUMID. It's like running in slow motion for me. Basically, I end up detraining and never keep my progress and I have to retrain every winter. Last year, I attempted to learn how to bike last year but my fear of falling won. I am currently considering training for Grandma's Marathon but afraid I will do poorly in front of my friends.

Any words of advice or wisdom? emoticon

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