Happy New Year half marathon fans !
Time to log the last miles of 2009 and reset all the counters to 0 and start again....
Did an angel whisper in your ear and hold you close and take away your fear...In those long last moments
Prince of Fatness
Happy New Year everyone.
I hope you eventually find yourself back out on the roads in 2010, Andy. Best wishes.
Andy, I thought about you today as I was running on North Road! Hoping you'll be running there soon. I wore my bright yellow jacket and stayed as far off the road as I could.
Happy New Year!
Decker Challenge 09/12
bob e v 2013 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?
Finish halves, 3M Half 1/13 and probably Decker Challenge in DecHistory: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.
Best wishes to you, Milk Truck, after that nasty accident.
Hope we all have a better year in 2010! (2009 was awful for me and my family: MIL died, my sister got breast cancer, cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe where my daughter lives.....)
Gotta look forward, not back.
PBs since age 60: 5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.
10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.
"Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)
"The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race."
Lots of time to train, Meg, is that Scotiabank you're doing?
Nope. Queen City Marathon in Saskatchewan.
I need lots of time to train. I want to be properly trained and prepared for this. I was looking at Hal Higdon's novice which would have me start half training in mid-June, but I'm not sure if that's the plan to use or not. I think being in this group should help me too even though it's ways off.
Hi Meg and welcome to the group. Who's to say what plan is best!
So you've done a 10K before, that means you're halway there.
Looking at your log, looks like you took most of November and December off like I did. Not a problem.
So I'm not going to recommend a particular plan, but here is what I will recommend.
1. Start getting back into a regular routine and get your base back to where you were.
2. Once you get your base back, then slowly (and I mean slowly) start increasing your longest run and adding on to at least one other run as well to start increasing your mileage.
3. I think it's okay to start building to that HM early, because if you get thre early and continue, you'll only get stronger for Race day.
Then keep touching base with all of us on progress, aches and pains and plain old advice (good or bad).
That was one bad-ass race Meg - I couldn't have done it in those temps!
I'm new to the group too - Meg linked it in another group. I am still only running about 3 miles at a time, but am planning the Vegas RnR half in December 2010. I'm currently on the bench for another few days - I have a screwed up back, just needs another few days of rest so I'm spinning while I'm waiting for it to calm down a bit, should be back to running in a few days. Hoping for Sunday.
I am taking all year to train because I am a hiker, and have a few other goals for the year: snowshoeing to Camp Muir (Mt. Rainier base camp) in May, various regular backpacking trips through the summer, and the biggie: climbing Mt. Adams in August. It's a walk-up but it's still 12,000 feet and one heckuva steep climb with crampons. BUT, then the half!!!!
I have a 3.7 mile race in March; planning a 10K in May or June, and then the half in December. It's hard to combine my hiking goals with running goals, but this will be my year to shine. I'm excited!
I'm training for my first 13.1 at the end of Feb. I'm really excited. I'm hoping I'll love it. I did have my sights set on a Marathon this spring originally but decided that a half would be more fun and I can race the half vs just surviving a full at this point. I'll be doing my first 10 mile training run in over 8 years this Sunday and I'm more nervous about surviving the cold temps rather than the distance.
Glad to hear your have your sights on a July 4th race, Milktruck!
Ashley Goals: 1)Get my IT Band to cooperate! 2) Run lots of trails.
What a fantastic time!
Hi, I'm new to the group as well and followed the link from Meg as well. "Hi Meg, Hi Michelle."
I had a goal to run a Half last Sept, but never got close to is, so am shooting for a Half again this Sept.
I hate running in the cold, so I recently joined a gym and plan on hitting the treadmill at least three days a week until the weather clears.
Ideally I'd like to break 2 hrs. Currently my longest race is 5 miles which I PRd this year at 39:46/7:57. I'm more concerned with finishing than the time.
I haven't planned out a training program to get there yet. I'll worry about that in a few months as the weather changes. But in the meantime, I thought it'd be good to start chatting with like minded people and see if I can keep myself motivated
Hi Ashley, Gail and Michelle, nice to meet you all!
I do agree that running in the dark is not ideal, but i use a reflective band on each arm for safety and a small, cheap headlight, and run on the road not the sidewalk as it is better lit. This makes things reasonable.
Ashley, thats quite a decent mountain, 12,000 feet must take a while...how many days do you plan to take?
I have run very little since my last race in October, but am now starting to get back into the routine. I think the longer you prepare the faster you will run. I feel that what I am doing now will be the basis for my October half. Each run is a tiny part of my preparation.
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