(Closed) Half-Marathon/Full/Training?

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mars62312:

I do a half marathon every year. i love it. When is yours?

I tend to do running on a treadmill most days and closer to the run itself, run outdoors.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I try to run one half per season….started a full training program last fall, but didn’t finish. I’m still not sure if I’ll ever run a full marathon, but I love Hal Higdon for training. I hate the treadmill. HATE, so avoid at all costs.

ETA: my next half is in less than 2 weeks and I am planning to run the Heartland 39.3 series, which is 3 half marathons in 3 weeks in the spring.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have done 2 half marathons & am currently training for my first full.  It’s in March so only a few months to go!!!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i just finished listening to a podcast about training for the disney world half and full marathon.

one thing the guys kept saying is that you need to celebrate every small victory. start where you are comfortable starting… even if that means just running to the first stop sign and back. and each time you run, make it a little further than the last time. celebrate each and every time you run further than you did before. 

also.. if you are breathing hard enough that you can’t breathe with your mouth closed, you are pushing yourself to hard and will poop out before the end.

 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do any of you have some tips on how to start running, I keep trying but I just cant keep get past 4 or 5 minutes without taking a break

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I ran my first half marathon in August. I’ll probably run another half this Fall as well. I recommend the Jeff Galloway plan if you are new to running. He advocates a run/walk program that makes you faster than if you actually tried to run it straight out. It also keeps you injury free. I’ve never ran a race where I’ve been in pain or totally exhausted because of it!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@rosworms:

The idea of running a full marathon gives me the willies! I honestly don’t know if I could do it! 25 miles!!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am currently training for a half marathon. I literally just started training last week. On Sunday I ran 6.5 miles!! I was dead though..haha. I have a calendar that I follow. You have rest days and other days you run for a certian amount of time. I have heard that the week before and week of the race to take it easy..like run 2 miles.

I am currently training for a half marathon. I literally just started training last week. On Sunday I ran 6.5 miles!! I was dead though..haha. I have a calendar that I follow. You have rest days and other days you run for a certian amount of time. I have heard that the week before and week of the race to take it easy..like run 2 miles.

 

@MrsAu: I have exercised insuced ashthma. I come to a point where I am breathing so heavily. On Sunday it was around the 3 mile mark. I swear most of it is mental. You really CAN do it. Just don’t strain yourself. A little bit at a time. It’s good if you ran then walk then run then walk.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mars62312: I am done the first week of the Couch to 5k Today! and am already so excited lol I want to finish it and then run a 5k (in my area it may have to be a virtual 5k race that I can do onmy own and just log in my time cause there is NOTHING around) and am already planning to run the Disney Princess half Feb 2013 lol I am insane Fiance thinks I’m nuts I told him I would like a Garmin Forerunner for finishing the 12 week program so I can train better when I am trainging for the half and for whatever 5k’s I get to run 🙂

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

don’t give in!! i believe the motto…running changes everything. I just wanted a new pair of running shoes and my friend took me to an awesome running store in chicago…i tried the shoes and ran 6 miles that same day. This was last March and i’m hooked almost a year later. I am doing my second half in Febraury. If I may suggest, find a running store that sponsors chicks night or fun runs and you will feel so motivated and meet a lot of great people. Any type of marathon training groups are motivating. You can do!!! 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m running a half a week before my wedding! As an avid runner, best advice I can give for those just getting into the sport is that quality is so much better than quantity!  In other words, don’t run every day and kill your knees.  Find some great cross training workouts that you equally enjoy and have rest days, too.  I learned the hard way with overtraining and as a result was out of commission for over a month last year with knee problems.  

Other tips for those who are just beginning to run and haven’t yet built up their cardiovascular endurance… start off slowly and do intervals of fast-paced walking with slow jogging.  Gradually, over time, reduce the time you are walking and increase the time you are maintaining a jog.  I still remember when it was a struggle to run a mile and now I easily run 4-6 on light running days.  Trust me… if I can get there, any one can.

On Edit: And another thing… invest in good sneakers!  Good running stores will be able to help you figure out what’s the best style for you, based on your stride and pronation.  Be prepared to pay a good $70-100 but they’re completely worth it and your shins will thank you later.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mars62312: do you know if there is much of a difference between the 205 and 305?

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