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10/26/16 2:10 P

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Thanks for the suggestions! I like the idea of basically training for a 5K and then moving forward from there. I don't think I have a Fleet Feet nearby but I will look into that some more and see if there is. I wasn't able to join my local running store's running groups before due to scheduling but maybe I can now if I can find them here.

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10/25/16 10:57 P

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Hi! I don't know where you live but if there is a Fleet Feet near you that offers training, they are definitely worth it. The coaches give personalized attention in a group setting so you gain knowledgeable coaches and running buddies at the same time.

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10/25/16 2:32 P

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When I trained for my half, I started with a run/walk plan that got me up to a 5k of non-stop running. Then I maintained a three times per week running schedule, with a long run once per week. I increased my long run mileage incrementally, no more than 10% to 15% per week. I ran the entire 13 miles distance at least once before the race (maybe more, I can't remember). But I don't think you have to run the entire distance before the race; I just did because I needed to prove to myself that I could finish.

Good luck! 13.1 is such a great distance!

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10/25/16 1:55 P

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I did the Tinker Bell Half Marathon this past May and will be doing it again this coming May. I lived in an area with snow and ice in the winter, and wasn't feeling stable enough to train on a treadmill. Now I live in a warmer climate and will be able to train a lot better. What I did for "training" last year, basically focusing on increasing my steps with my fitbit and doing some training long-distance walks, got me through the race just barely. So this year I want to train better and longer. Does anyone have any recommendation of a half marathon training plan/schedule? I know there are a lot out there and have some saved to my phone but am not sure what to go with yet.

~Bonnie~

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Starting weight on 5/28/14: 309.4
lost 100+ pounds but gained some back, so reevaluating goals...

1st new goal: 249 by June 29, 2017


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