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2/4/14 11:58 P

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What to wear? Dress for 10F warmer than you are comfortable at the start. You will be warming up soon enough.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible. -- St Francis of Assisi
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2/4/14 10:37 A

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Great advice, all!

YARDWALKER Have fun, and enjoy the journey.

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My motto in life: I am not lost, I am exploring. ~Jana Stanfield

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Hero HM, 10/19/2014 2:34:27
Hero 10K, 10/13/2013 1:07:51
Space Race 5K, 09/21/2014 30:56
Fall Frolic 4M, 11/02/2014 41:07

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2/4/14 3:55 A

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There are many views on how to train.....
Utah sounds like a great place for a first HM - I wonder what the elevation is? 'Cause that will make a difference too.

Nutrition: For me.... at about mile 4, I try to have about 100 calories every 4 miles.

WATER: I carry my own hand held water (as I do not like to wear belts). If you depend on water stops only.... I've heard that at some races they run out of water. I will refill my own water bottle up at the water stops.

Run-Walk: I have been using Jeff Galloway's run-walk training plans for about 4 years. The long runs do help (if you can fit them in) as it is time on your feet. And this really helps in a HM make it across the finish line - injury free. So if you can, build up your long run mileage as much as you can even if you are using something like run 20 seconds walk 60 seconds.

What to wear: Everyone react to different temperatures individually. Here is a link to some suggestions:

www.runnersworld.com/running-apparel
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Edited by: SEABREEZE65 at: 2/4/2014 (03:56)
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2/4/14 1:50 A

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TIMOTHY53,
If there was a "Like" button for your statement, I'd click on it.

Edited by: STRIVERONE at: 2/4/2014 (01:52)

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2/4/14 12:26 A

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Put in as many miles as the weather will allow. But you will finish and any finish in your first rce is PR. Guaranteed. Relax. Have fun. It's a game. When it stops being fun, it's work.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible. -- St Francis of Assisi
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2/3/14 10:41 A

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There will probably be plenty of water and maybe some other liquids available along the way. You are not trying to win this thing so you can afford to take the time to drink all the water you need at each water station. I would wear a "Small Personal Items" belt (SPI) and carry several energy bars. It is important to make sure in advance that you have a brand that agrees with you. I like Cliff Bars but they are very chewy. It's like biting off a piece of taffy, so you might prefer something softer. Try a couple different types before some of your longer workouts and see which works best with your digestive system. I also have a five pocket pair of running shorts. It is the RoadRunner Sports store brand. It has one zippered pocket in the center of the back for keys, cash, credit card, and I.D. that you can't afford to lose, and two open stretch pockets on on each side of that around the waist for easy access while you are running. I keep a few lozenges, a small cloth to wipe sweat from my eyes and for marathons, extra energy bars or gel packets. Also it might be good to carry some OTC pain killer in case of emergency.

Edited by: STRIVERONE at: 2/3/2014 (15:07)

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2/3/14 7:14 A

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Hi, thank you for your reply. I live in Pa and my race is in Utah. My daughter lives in Las Vegas and her and her friends are doing this one and talked me and my sister into going along. we are really looking forward to it. We have done 5k's and had been up to 8 miles but things like her surgery, the weather etc have set us back. I like the idea of two runs per day to get the distance, thank you for that suggestion.

I have never done anything like this and a bit nervous about what to wear, nutrition, water belts but am learning as I go.

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2/2/14 11:23 P

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The weather has made me alter my training plans for my first HM in March too. I expected to get out much more than not at all, but I do get on the treadmill and use an indoor track. If the treadmill is all you have at your disposal, this is what I would do.

For your long runs, if you cannot complete all at once, break it into two sessions, at least 4 hours apart. You will still get the benefit of building stamina. Get at least three 3M runs in as well. Set your treadmill to 1-2% incline to more simulate road running.

Don't panic, although it is normal. The first mild day, get outside and run. If you get outside 3 or 4 times before your race, you should be fine.

Where is you race?

MB
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I am running from dementia. I exercise to save my brain.

My motto in life: I am not lost, I am exploring. ~Jana Stanfield

PRs
Hero HM, 10/19/2014 2:34:27
Hero 10K, 10/13/2013 1:07:51
Space Race 5K, 09/21/2014 30:56
Fall Frolic 4M, 11/02/2014 41:07

Asheville, NC 1st HM, March 16th, 2014.




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2/2/14 6:36 P

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Thank you. I hope you are right. I will continue training on the treadmill plus all the other exercises I do but will miss the outside running.

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2/2/14 5:24 P

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Of course you want to do your best without injuring yourself. You could probably go out tomorrow and do the 13.1 miles with run walk intervals. It's just a question of the speed and duration of the run parts. Think of your March outing as a baseline for future endeavors and enjoy the experience of getting a finisher's medal. During the next few weeks, when you can't get out and run, do some core strength exercises. You'll appreciate the results during and after the HM. I was in your shoes less than two years ago; nervous and not fast. I'm still not super-fast, but a half marathon is an easy workout. Stay with it.


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I am getting really nervous. Training was going fairly well until we got hit with temps below zero and lots of snow. Had been up to 8 miles. Lately I have only done 6 and this weekend I am battling a cold. Half is in March. This will be my first half. I am doing intervals of walking and running but am not very fast. Worried about what to wear and what to eat . Any help is much appreciated. Any advice for a newbie?

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