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2/2/10 11:47 A

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I am looking for a walking/hiking/jogging buddy. I am near the 15/501 and MLK interchange. I'm new to the area and am unfamiliar with good routes, so would welcome any recommendations. I am pretty out of shape, so I would be mostly walking right now but am up for a challenge.

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12/11/09 10:57 P

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I think I'll start a thread on here. BTW, if you're not already a member of the "Road Runners" team, you should join up - it's one of the most active teams on SP, in my experience, and lots of good advice from experienced runners on there.

--Marsha

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12/11/09 10:48 P

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A 10k is one of my goals on the way to a half-marathon. I don't know if I have the will for a full marathon (at least not yet). There is a 10k in Cary on something like March 6th with the Cary Distance Festival I was shooting for. I also saw the Shamrock too. Then the half-mara I was targeting is something like May 16th also in Cary. Maybe we can train together in some way - either in-person or virtually. I would love that, because I need someone to check in with to keep me on the up-and-up. I don't really want another thing I "intended" to do but never did. If you are in, I don't know if we should create a separate string on Spark People, where I assume there is some sort of training tracking tools. Otherwise, we can figure out something else.

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12/11/09 2:37 P

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Well ... I think I'm going to cop out of the Resolution Run, since I'm helping some friends throw a NYE party the night before.

I've decided that my new training goal is for a 10K. No firm plans yet, but there's the Shamrock Run For Hope 10K in Pittsboro March 13th - that would give me a good 3 months to train.

Are you up for a 10K, or do you want to stick with the 5K distance? I still might be up for another 5K after the new year.

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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12/11/09 12:01 P

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Great, Marsha! I am going to do the Resolution Run and probably a few more in the Second Empire Grand Prix series of 8 races next Spring. Do any of those stand out to you? The website is:http://www.second-empire.com/race/grand
-prix-series-2010/

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12/7/09 4:03 A

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SJ, I was just thinking I'd like to find another race to train for over the winter. I'll look into the 5K to see if it's something I'd like to do!

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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12/5/09 9:53 A

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I am planningg to train for and run in the 5k Resolution Run in Raleigh on the morning January 1st. Anyone want to join me?? It would be great to have some company in either the training, the race day or both! Just let me know and we can figure out a loose or structured thing. I am totally open - just looking for the encouragement of doing this with others.

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12/4/09 12:59 P

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If you are also looking for a run/walk parter on weekends, I would be interested. I live in the Woodcroft community, so not far from you.


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12/4/09 12:58 P

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If you are also looking for a run/walk parter on weekends, I would be interested. I live in the Woodcroft community, so not far from you.


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12/4/09 12:56 P

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If you are also looking for a run/walk parter on weekends, I would be interested. I live in the Woodcroft community, so not far from you.


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11/29/09 8:12 P

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thanks marsha! i just joined.
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11/29/09 8:08 P

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p.s. I forgot to mention that most of their meetups are at the Duke East Campus wall, or at the American Tobacco Trail entrance near Southpoint Mall.

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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11/29/09 8:07 P

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Hi Samantha (and others) ... thought you might like to know that Marilyn, one of our team leaders here, also has a meetup group called Absolute Beginner Run/Walkers that's a lot of fun. They have several meetups a week and some people walk, some run/walk quite slow and others run/walk faster. I've been many times and everyone is so nice. Here's the link:
www.meetup.com/DurhamRunWalk/

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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11/29/09 12:18 P

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hey there!

i recently moved to durham and would love a walking/light jogging buddy. for me, mid-morning on weekdays would be ideal.

i'm very flexible on the location (i live in southwest durham around 15/501 & mt.moriah) - i'm up for duke forest, chapel hill, whatever...

i'm just starting the couch to 5k program, but i'm also up for walking, if that's what you're up for.

any kind of moving is good for me! :)

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10/13/09 6:58 P

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Hello, I am in Durham. Duke/erwin rd area. I would love a walking buddy who is just starting out (so I won't slow you down=)Weekends or evenings are great for me, maybe around the Duke wall.

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5/4/09 2:10 P

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Hey Y'all! I live in West Durham and would love a run/walk/hike buddy. If there anyone unemployed or a SAHM who can meet during the day? My children are home from school at 3 PM, so 5 PM is difficult for me.



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P30GRAVES Posts: 328
1/12/09 8:17 A

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5:00 sounds good in front of Whole Foods
I will check the weather forecast for tomorrow and Thursday and maybe we can get a walk in this week.
Have a great day!

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1/12/09 8:15 A

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I get off at 4:30. By the time I get to the wall area it will be 5:00. We could meet in front of Whole Foods, if the timeframe works for you.

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1/12/09 8:04 A

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That is funny, maybe we can coordinate something Tuesday or Thursday this week. What time works best for you?

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1/12/09 8:01 A

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How ironic. I just changed jobs as well. I was working in Mebane. The wall is a centralized place between you and me. I would be available on Tues and Thurs weekly.

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1/12/09 7:57 A

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I would love to walk the wall or American tobacco Trail. I just changed job locations so I am downtown. Where do you normally walk? I live in Mebane so usually walk in Mebane b/c I don't have any walking partners in Durham.

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1/12/09 7:52 A

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How often do you walk and where?

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1/7/09 8:57 P

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I would love to get outside and walk, maybe the rain has stopped for now.
I work at Duke and would love to walk during lunch or after work.

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1/6/09 6:51 A

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Hi! I, too, live in the Erwin Road / Duke Forest area and would love another hiking/walking buddy.

"Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees or the stars; you have a right to be here.... In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul."

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7/24/08 8:38 P

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Greetings! I live in the Duke Forest/Erwin Road area and am looking for a fitness buddy. Anyone want to join me? Post here.

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7/20/08 2:43 P

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If you live in the west Durham area (Duke Forest, Erwin Rd, etc.) and are looking for a fitness buddy, post here!

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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