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5/26/14 10:18 A

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I started on April 8th training with my local YMCA for a half on June 29th. :)

Don't put off till tomorrow what you can accomplish today!


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4/2/14 10:42 P

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You raise a good point, Moby. Perhaps instead of "slowest" buildup, I should have said "conservative" buildup. After all, a person who has run lots of 10Ks might conservatively build up to a HM in one year while a person who just started running might take two years and still not be conservative enough to avoid injury.



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3/31/14 9:20 P

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I started aiming at a half marathon in December 2011; right now it looks like I'll get there in April 2014. But that's because I got injured two years in a row. I don't think that's the kind of slow buildup you're looking for.


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3/31/14 11:47 A

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emoticon for the goodie!

I had a hamstring injury during training for my half, so really backed it off and did ST w/a PT. Started on the emoticon slowly in February and finally was able to emoticon OUTSIDE past two runs.

Going slow but happy to say that the pain in the knee has not returned!





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3/30/14 9:14 P

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This particular forum (originally "Challenges") has been unused for months so I'm going to put it to a new use. It is now "Spark Goodies" and each month one of the moderators of the team will distribute spark goodies to deserving members. This month, spark goodies are going to CHANGINGHORSES, GLADGAD, KAPELAKIN, and BAILEYS7OF9.

Some of them have run many HMs, some haven't yet run their first HM. But all have sensible training plans, have expressed reasonable expectations, and in some cases backed off when appropriate. That's what we like to see!

Enjoy your spark massages, spark pedicures, and other goodies!

A challenge for the next round of spark goodies: Who has done the slowest buildup toward a HM?

Edited by: PASTAFARIAN at: 3/31/2014 (12:11)
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