1/2 marathon

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amber2sacram...

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Posted: 03 Jan 2012, 16:26
I've never run before, but have recently been persuaded to take part in a 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles) with some of my collegues.

First run? 2.55 miles in 35 minutes!! I (I!!) ran for 35 minutes straight! Yay me!

Looking forward to the challenge.
Smile
soxfankam

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Posted: 03 Jan 2012, 16:59
Nice job! You can do this 1/2! I am a coach for a marathon training group in San Jose, CA, and I have seen so many people complete distances they never thought possible. I run very slowly but I have always finished! I also do a run/walk interval, for example run for 5-6 minutes then walk 1 minute, which gives your body a rest but doesn't let your heartrate drop too much so you can start running again more easily. I also use the walk breaks to drink some fluids, so I don't get dehydrated.
My advice to you is to make sure you give yourself enough time to train and don't increase your miles too quickly. When is the 1/2?
Wish you lots of success!
Kathy
just.keep.sw...

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Posted: 22 Jan 2012, 06:46
Hi! I've just signed up for my first half-marathon too. Mine's in September. Amber- If you want to buddy-up or if you're willing to share any info you find, please let me know.
-Sonja
He who takes medicine and neglects the diet wastes the skills of his doctor.
amber2sacram...

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Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 18:21
Thank you Kathy for the wondful enthusiasm!!

I was unable to run my 1/2 last year... but this March I ran a 1/2 ... 13.1 miles, and did it in 2 hours 12 minutes!! YAY ME!!

So, Sonja, how did it go?
tonym1967

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Posted: 02 Aug 2013, 06:47
Congrats on 2:12 Smile I am attempting a first ever 1/2 this year in October, finishing is my first aim, and finishing before everyone else has gone home would be nice Smile

Congrats again, well done.
Your body, your choice, heed advice, not instructions.
amber2sacram...

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Posted: 23 Sep 2013, 11:22
Thanks, Tony!! October's just around the corner! Great luck to you!



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