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6/4/12 9:26 P

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I haven't used any apps either, but would definitely recommend the half marathon training schedules in Jeff Galloway's books (and they may be on his website).

The longest training run I did before my first half was 12 miles and I was fine!

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6/4/12 7:39 P

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I haven't tried any other apps, so I can't give a recommendation.

Is there a group that you can join in your area for people training for a half marathon? Check out the local running or sports stores. We have "Running Room" stores in Canada, that have group runs every Wednesday evening and Sunday mornings to train. Perhaps there is something similiar near you?

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6/4/12 1:39 P

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Thanks CASSI. What would you recommend as a trainning app for me .

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6/2/12 7:31 P

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I did use the Smart Coach from Runners World website, but wouldn't recommend it for new runners, as there are speed workouts. Speed shouldn't be included until a minimum of six months have been established, preferably a year.



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6/1/12 8:00 P

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Thanks to you both.

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6/1/12 3:39 P

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I used pro coach on my ipod for my first Half. I am using Hal Higdon for my Marathon

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6/1/12 10:56 A

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I am using the Jeff galloway program. I don't think speed is important for a first half. www.jeffgalloway.com/training/long_r
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I like that this program helps build distance before speed. I figured once I have the first done, I'll work on my speed.

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6/1/12 9:32 A

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What program do you use and why? Do you use a App?

I used the C25K App ( by Zen Labs) and completed 5K May 6, 2012. After that race I downloaded an App( Zen Labs) for a 10 K and that is what I am doing now but it started off with the C25K program again and then just continues on until I can run a 10 K. I am starting to wonder even though I have built on increasing my pace. I am feeling that am I loosing endurance of doing the distance. Yesterday I tried to run and I found that I had to run 10 mins and walk 90 and start again I only went about 2. 25 K but at a faster pace than when I did the 5K so I really do not know what to do. The Half is this October coming. The other part is that the other reason why I started doing the C25K again as got my daughter age 16 and mother age 64 running doing the C25K. So I am not sure how I can run with them as I really want to keep doing and how to balance that with what training I need to do to train the the half.

I walked my first Half Marathon last year as that was my goal but at the time I have not trained enough. Your right when I crossed the finish line no mater how I crossed it I did feel that I had kept the commitment to myself and It was a fantastic experience. I was last but I think I was the most excited. There was a group of women that where strangers, that came out to meet me and asked if they could walk over the finish line with me. They had heard I was still walking and the race was long over. The Time Keeper actual stayed at the finish line and clocked me. What an experience I will never forget and it is definitely the one that has hooked me for life.


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