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Going (Half) the Distance (Read 936 times)


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    '14 Goals:

    • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

      They make it sound like 13.1 miles is just a quick jaunt around the corner. They also forgot to mention that disney gives out Goofy awards to people who run the 1/2 on Saturday and the full on Sunday.

      My sport's your sport's punishment

       

      2012 goals

                    

      100 Km month         150 K month      200K month

      5K run    10K run     20K run              30K run

      sub 30 min 5K         sub 55min 10K


      Needs more cowbell!

        They make it sound like 13.1 miles is just a quick jaunt around the corner
        Heh, makes one wonder if the author of the blurb has actually ever run a half. I'm sure once I've completed a full marathon that the half will seem easy, by comparison, but it's still a long way to run in a single day. Smile k

        I shoot pretty things! ~

        '14 Goals:

        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          That really wasn't my take on the article. I think that they're just trying to say that HM are growing in popularity.
            They are stating that the half is becoming more popular but because it so much easier then the full is how I took it.

            My sport's your sport's punishment

             

            2012 goals

                          

            100 Km month         150 K month      200K month

            5K run    10K run     20K run              30K run

            sub 30 min 5K         sub 55min 10K

              The half is a lot easier than the full.

              Runners run.


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                I will second MikeyMike, and even go to on to state that a half is way more than twice as easy as a full (for me, 16 miles is about twice as hard as 13.1). I'm not saying that a half is easy, but that a full is that hard. I can wake up any morning and run a half, whether I've trained or not. It might hurt a little, but it's doable. Because of the hormonal issues that have to take place in my body for distances over about 15 or 18 miles (or whatever, depending on whether I'm running in my body or yours), waking up and running 20 miles takes me at least a few months of consistent training. Then I have to add another 6.2 miles onto that.
                  Didn't mean to start anything. I'm sure that a half is much easier for people that have trainned properly for a full. Just like a 5K is way easier for me than a 10K. But for the rookies in the world like myself either one is REALLY hard. I wish I could get UP in the morning and run 13 miles anytime I wanted. I'm still months away from that You guys have worked really hard to get to that level of fitness and it is very impressive. I know how hard I have worked just to be able to run 6 miles.

                  My sport's your sport's punishment

                   

                  2012 goals

                                

                  100 Km month         150 K month      200K month

                  5K run    10K run     20K run              30K run

                  sub 30 min 5K         sub 55min 10K

                    "Run enough half-marathons, and soon you'll be ready for the real thing." I ran 7 last year -- do I have to keep training for Steamtown or can I just do it now?
                    2008 Goals
                  • Run 1250 miles
                  • Get down to 135!
                  • Break 5 hours in the NJ Marathon
                    • Run enough half-marathons, and soon you'll be ready for the real thing."??????? NO WAY. The half is only a baby step towards the full. And there's a giant leap around mile 16-20.
                      Next up: A 50k in ? Done: California-Oregon-Arizona-Nevada (x2)-Wisconsin-Wyoming-Utah-Michigan-Colorado
                        Depends. Some hippie named Jeff won a marathon in his debut at the distance, never having run more than 13 in training before that.

                        Runners run.


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          I will second MikeyMike, and even go to on to state that a half is way more than twice as easy as a full (for me, 16 miles is about twice as hard as 13.1). I'm not saying that a half is easy, but that a full is that hard. I can wake up any morning and run a half, whether I've trained or not. It might hurt a little, but it's doable. Because of the hormonal issues that have to take place in my body for distances over about 15 or 18 miles (or whatever, depending on whether I'm running in my body or yours), waking up and running 20 miles takes me at least a few months of consistent training. Then I have to add another 6.2 miles onto that.
                          I'd believe it. I ran ~16 miles as my longest run in prep for my first 25k. I think that 16 "easy" miles were in some ways tougher that my first HM race. Partly due to much warmer weather, but I'd believe that there is some point between 13.1 and 16 where my body "gives me the finger." Wink k

                          I shoot pretty things! ~

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                            Kirsten, You crack me up. Big grin My body gives me the finger every morning when I get out of bed.


                            Needs more cowbell!

                              Kirsten, You crack me up. Big grin My body gives me the finger every morning when I get out of bed.
                              Oh, my body gives me the finger all the time. Yesterday I blew off my planned easy 4 miler because I think even my middle toes were flipping me off. The finger when getting out of bed is a given. Wink k

                              I shoot pretty things! ~

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                              va


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