(Closed) Thinking about running a 1/2 marathon two wks before the wedding – Am I crazy?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not crazy at all!  I think it’s a great idea, especially if running is a stress reliever for you (it is for me!) 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m with runskiclimb. The only concern I would have is if you will have enough time to get your long runs in. If you have a training partner in your friend, you should be good.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Do it!  You’ll be in great shape for your wedding day, and running is a great stress-reliever.  Just remember to try to get things done early, so that you don’t wind up stressing about the half-marathon and wedding at the same time.  I know.  Easier said than done.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

Nah, half marathons aren’t that bad.  Don’t plan on doing anything but rest the day after, but you should be as good as new in two or three days.  Two weeks is plenty of time, plus the pride you will feel from your accomplishment will really set you up for the wedding!  I ran a marathon a month before my wedding, and I was still pretty stoked about it even as I prepared to pack for the big day!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

Go for it! My wedding is May 15, and I’m running a Honeymoon (my first!!) on April 11. But them I’m doing a 13k trail run the Saturday before the wedding. Especially if you don’t have to travel for the race, it is a lot easier to fit it into a busy pre-wedding schedule. Both of my races are within 30 mins of home, so I’m not worried about it.

Go for it and good luck!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, all I would be worried about is getting your long runs in.  If you have time for that on the weekends or whatever, I think you’ll be fine!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I’m actually training now for one in the spring- does anyone know any good running blogs? Hopefully blogs of people just starting out (or really just not super marathoners)?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I say go for it! But be warned – a friend of mine ran a 10k the day before (or maybe the day of?) her wedding and ended up with some serious tan lines! But if you live in San Diego I’m sure you are well aware of the sun exposure risk – just don’t forget your sunblock!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

There are many out there! Running blogs have become a huge community. My faves are:

  • twentyonedayhabit.blogspot.com – established, but great to read.
  • i-du.blogspot.com – just starting out, focused on running and the difficulty staying motivated.
  • one-run-at-a-time.blogspot.com
  • runnersrambles.com

Most have sidebars with other blogs linked in. That’s how I found most of the running blogs that I frequent.

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