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Training for my first 1/2 Marathon

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Samarty
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Member since 3/07

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Name:
Samantha

Training for my first 1/2 Marathon

It's something that I have always wanted to do, and I feel like if I don't do it now, I never will. I have been working out (in a gym) about 6 times a week for the past 9 months. I've gotten a lot of training schedules from the internet, but I wanted some advice from you girls. I vary between the treadmill and eliptical, and I definitely have more endurance than I did 9 months ago. I need advice, tips, support, anything Chat Icon

Thanks girls!!

Posted 11/11/10 11:48 AM
 
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missfabulous
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Member since 6/09

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Name:
Colleen

Re: Training for my first 1/2 Marathon

Congratulations on deciding to run your first half!! Have you ran many other races? Have you decided which half you are going to run?

I personally do not follow training schedules- I go based on how I feel.

What is your longest run so far?

Also, if I may make a suggestion- I know you said you work out at the gym mostly. I would reccomend running outside a few days a week. Runnng on the pavement is very different from the treadmill.

Posted 11/11/10 11:59 AM
 

Samarty
LIF Adolescent

Member since 3/07

726 total posts

Name:
Samantha

Re: Training for my first 1/2 Marathon

Thank you!!!

This will be my first run. EVER. Chat Icon The most I have ever done at one time is 5 miles, but I know I can get there if I really try.
I know I should start running outside, but it's so flippin cold in the mornings now!!

Posted 11/11/10 12:05 PM
 

missfabulous
#mommyneedswine

Member since 6/09

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Name:
Colleen

Re: Training for my first 1/2 Marathon

Posted by Samarty

Thank you!!!

This will be my first run. EVER. Chat Icon The most I have ever done at one time is 5 miles, but I know I can get there if I really try.
I know I should start running outside, but it's so flippin cold in the mornings now!!



I would reccomend doing a few 5ks and 10ks before the half. Racing is very different than training.

It is super cold out- when I ran yesterday I was freezing (although it probably had something to do with the rain!). Definatly invest in some cold gear!

Posted 11/11/10 12:07 PM
 

Samarty
LIF Adolescent

Member since 3/07

726 total posts

Name:
Samantha

Re: Training for my first 1/2 Marathon

Posted by missfabulous

Posted by Samarty

Thank you!!!

This will be my first run. EVER. Chat Icon The most I have ever done at one time is 5 miles, but I know I can get there if I really try.
I know I should start running outside, but it's so flippin cold in the mornings now!!



I would reccomend doing a few 5ks and 10ks before the half. Racing is very different than training.

It is super cold out- when I ran yesterday I was freezing (although it probably had something to do with the rain!). Definatly invest in some cold gear!





Thank you for all your advice! I really appreciate it! Would you know where can I find some 5k's and 10k's in my area?

Posted 11/11/10 12:09 PM
 

missfabulous
#mommyneedswine

Member since 6/09

10031 total posts

Name:
Colleen

Re: Training for my first 1/2 Marathon

No problem! If you can run 5 miles you can probably start off right with a 10k (although those are harder to find).

You check:

active.com
runnersworld.com (Races and Places link)
lirunning.com
glirc.com

Posted 11/11/10 12:10 PM
 

Samarty
LIF Adolescent

Member since 3/07

726 total posts

Name:
Samantha

Re: Training for my first 1/2 Marathon

Thank you, these links are going to come in handy!!!

Posted 11/11/10 12:17 PM
 

Egg
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Member since 5/09

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Re: Training for my first 1/2 Marathon

definitely check out the NY road runners site also.

good luck! I loved both the half marathons I did - I trained with Team In Training for the first and it was great.

Posted 11/11/10 4:05 PM
 
 

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