Post # 1
Whose training for a half or full marathon this fall? What race are you training for and is it your first?
I’m running in the Baltimore Marathon Relay in October (6 miles) and hopefully the Philadelphia Half in November (haven’t registered yet but have until August 31st). I definitely plan to do a half this fall and am trying to amp up my weekly mileage before I go into hardcore training.
I thought it would be fun for everyone to share their stories, training plans, racing tips, and favorite races to run!
Post # 3
I’d love to do a half.. I usually do one in Jan in Alabama but walk/run the whole thing. My running program right now is actually a half training program – the most I can run right now though is 2 miles so I have a ways to go before I’m ready!
Post # 4
I have been trying to train for a half for the past two years but have had 2 knee surgeries during that time. I’m still hoping to run one but I’m having difficulty with my knee still so I’m setting a goal of running a half marathon about one year after the last surgery so that means the Knoxville Half Marathon in April.
Post # 5
We’re going to be in Philly on November 7, so we can’t do our usual 25k race here in Houston. Does anyone know of any races in Philly on November 7 or 8?
We’ve been marathoning since about 2000, but mostly do halves these days.
Post # 6
I’m doing the Twin Cities Maraton on Oct 4th. It’ll be my first marathon, but I’m pretty excited, running is a big thing in my family and I’ve always wanted to do one. I wouldn’t have registered this year if my Fiance didn’t want to run it so badly, haha. We’ve actually got a crew of 10 (us, my dad, 5 of my uncles, a cousin and a second cousin) doing it 🙂 They’re mostly all marathon veterans so I get all my training advice from them. After this… I have a feeling I’ll stick to half marathons only, hah.
Post # 7
I’m doing the Disneyworld half-marathon in January! Fiance and I are doing it together as sort of a pre-wedding shape-up (not to mention a fun trip!) I’m coming off of a knee injury/physical therapy, so I’m taking things slowly. I’m up to about 5 miles now with about five months to go.
I don’t have a specific training plan, just trying to up my speed and endurance every week. I went and got fitted for sneakers, which helped a lot!
Post # 8
I’m training for my first half. It’s teh Disneyland Half in September – only about a month to go, I’m really excited!
Post # 9
I am completing the Couch to 5K right now and eventually want to train for a half marathon! Maybe by late next spring or next summer:) My first 5K is September 26, I am doing a 10K at Thanksgiving…..wish me luck!
Post # 10
I’m thinking about doing a half in November – but I have a lot of training to do first!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I’m running the NYC half-marathon on August 16! I highly recommend a half-marathon race, it doesn’t hurt the way a marathon does but it’s long enough to feel bad-a$$ at completing one!
Post # 12
I’ve run the first half of Boston twice (unofficially) but that was years ago, so now I’ve decided to do a 10 mile race in October, and if training goes well might add the Outer Banks half in November. But I have yet to start training …
Post # 13
I’m thinking about doing the Philly half in November. I just started a training program this week; it’s Hal Higdon’s half training for novices. It’ll be my first half. The longest I’ve done is a 10K. I just hope I have time to train.
Post # 14
Kathy – I find Hal’s training programs to be pretty time intensive, so don’t worry if you have to alter them a bit. If you’re short on time, you can definitely get by on 2 short (3-4 mile) runs during the week plus a long run on the weekends, plus 30-45 minute elliptical and stairmaster or strength workouts the other days. As long as you’re doing the long runs on the weekend and doing something during the week, you’ll be totally fine as far as training goes.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor
EDB! I’m thinking of doing the Bmore 5k! I have a friend who wants me to do a marine corp 10k with her in arlington but we’ll have to see. I really only started running recently and the thought of anything more than a 10k seems bit too intense for me.
I’m pretty married to the treadmill right now, but I know if I want to do a race I better get outside. This may seem like a stupid question, but how do you track your speed/milage?
Post # 16
i just completed the chicago rock n roll 1/2. i’m in training for the chicago full this october. go runners go!!!