Post # 17
My Fiancee and I are trying to get in shape for our wedding in May 2010. We’ve never participated in any kind of run. But, we found out about Team Challenge a half marathon training program and fundraiser by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation for the Rock n Roll Marathon in Vegas. The training program is for all levels which is great for me because I don’t know the first thing about training or running. My fiancee has actually been battling Crohn’s for the last 5 years and so we decided to participate! We are so excited!!! The training program begins at the end of this month. In the meantime we are doing the Couch to 5K program. Just completed week 1…Yeah! Give me a shout if anyone has worked with Team Challenge or is running the Rock n Roll Marathon in Vegas!
Post # 18
I’m running the VA Beach Rock and Roll half marathon in Sept. I’m getting in fantastic shape, I’ve not run like this since track and field.
Post # 19
Miss D’Orsay – the Baltimore 5k is a great race, I highly recommend it. You get an under armour t-shirt included in the race fee! (Plus they give out a ton of free crap at the race expo. And free crab soup afterwards. Also free beer.)
Are you back in Columbia now? My favorite trails are Centinnial Lake and Lake Elkhorn for outdoor training.
To track my mileage, I had the nike+ system, but I’ve actually been pretty disappointed in it (I never calibrated it properly) so I wind up using the stopwatch on my ipod and http://www.gmap-pedometer.com, which lets you track your distance. For trails, set it to manual draw and to “hybrid” or “satellite” view so you can see the trails. It’s pretty accurate.
Post # 20
edb – thanks for the advice!
Post # 21
Also, d’Orsay, to track my mileage I plan out routes using google earth, or there are websites out there like mapmyrun or gmaps pedometer. Some people use fancy GPS watches to track their run, but they are expensive.
Post # 22
http://www.usaft.org/routes is a great place to track out routes too, they even do an elevation profile.