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I NEED to pick a half marathon to aim for......

Friday, January 18, 2013

After having the very vague goal of finishing a half marathon this year, I realize that I need to actually nail down the specific race that I want to run. We know from the success of the SP program that small measurable goals are the way to make great changes. emoticon
I have built up my running base so that I can easily run a half marathon. I have actually run over 13 miles several times on my long run days. emoticon I just need to pick a race so that I can ......
1. start saving/raising money to cover the race
2. start training with a specific race to dream of....I LOVE the planning phase where I watch many youtube videos of the past races etc.
3. continue saving/raising money....THIS IS A BIGGIE for me. emoticon
So, now the question....which race to run....S.F.? Modesto? Oakland, Lake Tahoe, or many other Calif. races........Any thoughts friends?????????? emoticon
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    Congrats on setting that goal! I agree -- you need to pick a race, sign up, and commence training. A little far away for you; but, we have a number of Spark friends coming to Cincinnati in May for the Flying Pig Marathon. Just so you know. :-)


    I will be walking the HM for first time at this event.
    1915 days ago
  • BILL60
    If you're already doing half-marathon+ distances in training, why not just go for the total 26.2 enchilada?
    1917 days ago
    I don't have recommendations for your area, but best of luck! I didn't really plan for the race I did earlier this month, it was an impulse thing.

    I'm starting my training from scratch and aiming to do it the "right" way in December!
    1917 days ago
    "I have built up my running base so that I can easily run a half marathon." I don't think I will ever be able to say that??? Go girl!

    If you pick the Modesto....I will be there to SPARK you on!!! Good luck finding the right one for you :)
    1918 days ago
    Find a Rock n Roll race. They are fantastic! emoticon
    1918 days ago
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