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4/23/15 1:19 P

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Thanks for all the great encouragement and tips! I am following a Hal Higedon training plan for walking. 5 mile walk this weekend. I am keeping up on the walks and even add an interval training last week. Feels good to be back at it!

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4/13/15 11:49 P

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I have walked over 80 half marathons and know that you can do it. I used to try to get some wogging in (my jogging pace is slower than some people walk) and I finally have found my peace with that I am happy walking and my walking pace has increased. I am not the least bit upset at not being a runner. My walls of medals of completion are just as valid as those who run. I know that on any day I may not be as fast as I want to be or as fast as I was yesterday or as fast as I will be tomorrow. But I will toe the start line and I will reach the same finish line as everyone else...eventually =) You are awesome and YOU CAN DO IT!!

"When I first started running, I was so embarrassed, I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers."
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4/11/15 10:21 P

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I have walked two half marathons and am hoping to do some running in the next one. Have not signed up for one yet, but working on adding in running. For me running is quite hard. As the previous poster said, take it slow. I do one long walk/run a week and do one other run/walk interval for a shorter distance for time. I am slowly upping the one longer walk/run each week and trying to watch for knee pain, as earlier I started getting some pain in my right knee. So taking it a bit slower now. Good luck on your half, however you choose to do it.

3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8
2/7/15 Hearts & Soles 5K, San Jose 34:50
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4/11/15 9:10 P

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start out slowly, build your distance by about 10% per week. try intervals once you feel up to it. Walk to one street corner or street light, jog to the next one, then walk again. Google half marathon training, there is a lot of info for free available. My next one is October in Arizona, doing the Lake Powell Half.

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4/11/15 8:54 P

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I joined before but now I am actually training for a half marathon a year from this month. walking for now but hopping to build up to jogging eventually. looking for tips, inspiration and encouragement.

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