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Completed my first half marathon (Read 1724 times)

wewon


    This is a bit late, since it happened on May 15th, but I completed the Rite Aide Cleveland 1/2 marathon @ 2:31..with no injuries, sprained ankles or chaffed nipples.

     

    I was totally nervous up until the day of the race but actually felt relaxed that morning. 

     

    With all of the people and the energy going, my run actually felt more smooth than my training runs.

     

    The people there were great!  I totally love runners, they're the coolest athletes!

     

    But I wish that someone would have told me about the shivers and drop in core body temp that happens about 60 seconds after you cross the finish line.  LOL!


    Race Less Train More

      Congrats.Half way home in your training for a fall marathon! Cool

      Run until the trail runs out.

      2013***1500 miles

      50 miler

       

       

      unsolicited chatter

      http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

        Clay, I disagree. 

         

        I have been in training for the HM all year and I would place my preparedness for the marathon at somewhere between Are You Kidding Me? and No Flocking Way. 

        "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


        Loves the outdoors

          Clay, I disagree. 

           

          I have been in training for the HM all year and I would place my preparedness for the marathon at somewhere between Are You Kidding Me? and No Flocking Way. 

           

          +1000!

          One day I decided I wanted to become a runner, so I did.


          I look my best blurry!

            Clay, I disagree. 

             

            I have been in training for the HM all year and I would place my preparedness for the marathon at somewhere between Are You Kidding Me? and No Flocking Way. 

             

            He! He! He!  I just had to say that made me laugh.  

             

            I ran my first half marathon 2 weeks after my first 5K.  I had never run further than 6-7 miles and that was the day after the 5K.  I ran the half pretty well but I was near death afterwards!  WARNING!  A half to a full is an even bigger jump!  Congrats on your accomplishment!  

              This is a bit late, since it happened on May 15th, but I completed the Rite Aide Cleveland 1/2 marathon @ 2:31..with no injuries, sprained ankles or chaffed nipples.

               

              I was totally nervous up until the day of the race but actually felt relaxed that morning. 

               

              With all of the people and the energy going, my run actually felt more smooth than my training runs.

               

              The people there were great!  I totally love runners, they're the coolest athletes!

               

              But I wish that someone would have told me about the shivers and drop in core body temp that happens about 60 seconds after you cross the finish line.  LOL!

               

              Congratulations. Awesome accomplishment. Be prepared for the "you're half crazy" comments from non-runners and know that you know that they don't know the thing that you know: how alive it makes you feel. Keep going!Cool

              --Jimmy

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              Race Less Train More

                Clay, I disagree. 

                 

                I have been in training for the HM all year and I would place my preparedness for the marathon at somewhere between Are You Kidding Me? and No Flocking Way. 

                 NaderAlfie and nzrun each of you are on pace for 2000 miles. You only need the 3 - 20 miles.

                NadreAlfie's marathons

                10/17/2010

                Baystate Marathon

                Race 26.2 mi 3:36:00 8:15 3071
                9/26/2009

                The Hamptons Marathon

                Race 26.2 mi 4:05:06 9:22 313

                Run until the trail runs out.

                2013***1500 miles

                50 miler

                 

                 

                unsolicited chatter

                http://bkclay.blogspot.com/


                Am I doing this right?

                  This is a bit late, since it happened on May 15th, but I completed the Rite Aide Cleveland 1/2 marathon @ 2:31..with no injuries, sprained ankles or chaffed nipples.

                   

                  I was totally nervous up until the day of the race but actually felt relaxed that morning. 

                   

                  With all of the people and the energy going, my run actually felt more smooth than my training runs.

                   

                  The people there were great!  I totally love runners, they're the coolest athletes!

                   

                  But I wish that someone would have told me about the shivers and drop in core body temp that happens about 60 seconds after you cross the finish line.  LOL!

                   

                   

                  Congrats!  That's good time for your first.  Now you have something to shoot for on your 2nd.

                  No excuses....

                    wewon:  great job on your successful HM!!    now, one more thing you need to do-change your name from wewon to iwon just like wannaberunner needs to change her name to iamarunner (better still:   iamafastrunner)

                     

                    congrats again on your 1st HM!

                      Congratulations. Awesome accomplishment. Be prepared for the "you're half crazy" comments from non-runners and know that you know that they don't know the thing that you know: how alive it makes you feel. Keep going!Cool

                      --Jimmy

                       You're only half crazy?  I've been informed I'm fully crazy!

                       

                      Congrats Wewon!  Smile

                      'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                       

                      "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                       

                      "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis


                      Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

                        First congratulations! That's an awesome accomplishment!

                         

                         

                        Clay, I disagree. 

                         

                        I have been in training for the HM all year and I would place my preparedness for the marathon at somewhere between Are You Kidding Me? and No Flocking Way. 

                         +3000 at my slow jogging pace most marathons don't keep the course open long enough for me to finish nor would the water stops still have water by the time I got there (had that happen on halves already! LOL) - not that my cardiologist would clear me for a full marathon anyway!

                        bob e v
                        2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

                        Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

                        Break the 1000 mi barrier!

                        History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.