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  • Running4urlife Pro 72 posts since
    Oct 6, 2011
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    45. Jun 2, 2013 8:14 PM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Re: Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    Thanks Len and BOSNPM - I will definitely work on pacing...I have no problem when I'm on my own but I get so sidetracked by everyone else buzzing by me during races. Need a blinder I suppose like the race horses...LOL!!   Anyhow, I took 4 days off and after my 10 mile race last week, then I did a slow run, felt ok, took another day to rest, then yesterday I ran on the TM at a 5% incline and a slow pace for a short 2 miles and decided since I was at the gym (cuz of rain) I'd take advantage of some of the equipment.  I did some leg work for my hip abductors, my glutes and hamstrings.  Gonna work on those 3 times a week in the hopes that I strengthen those before the 1/2...





    COMPLETED RACES

    2010 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---47:24 (walked...first race in 10 years!)

    2011 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---- 33:53

    2012 - St. Paddy's Day 8k/5k Run....58:59....FIRST 8K!

    2012 - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack....35:38

    2012 - Short Run on a Long Day 5k in Frankfort....34:43

    2012 - Fort2Base - 3 Nautical Mile (3.45 miles).....36:44

    2012 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k.....31:46...PR!!

    2013 - Mar - St. Paddy's Day 5k/8k Run...34.26

    2013 - Apr - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack...34:36...2nd place in my "old age" group

    2013 - May - Solider Field 10 Miler...2:01:26

    2013 - June - Chicago Color Run (not timed)

    2013 - June - Women's Chicago 1/2 Marathon....2:43:04

  • Kelly1066 Pro 109 posts since
    Jul 12, 2012
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    46. Jun 13, 2013 4:16 AM (in response to edensacres)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    This thread is really helpful as I train for my first half marathon in September - thanks!!





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  • lawiant Rookie 5 posts since
    Jul 26, 2012
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    47. Jun 21, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to edensacres)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    I just decided this week to try my first half-marathon, in October in Atl.  This thread has really helped and encouraged me a lot.  I am a 5K "diva", but have been running a few 10K's lately.  Training a little longer distances at this time, but still have a ways to go.  I know my time will be slow, but I'm not worried about that at all.  Just looking forward to finishing and saying I completed the 13.1 - off the bucket list:)  Right now pacing about 11-minute miles, but I know I will be adding some walks in there during the race, so I won't be setting the world on fire!  As I'm doing this alone (no running buddies in my area), it really helps to hear every else's "trials and triumph's".  Feel like I'm training with all of you:)

  • Running4urlife Pro 72 posts since
    Oct 6, 2011

    Soooo happy I finished my first Half Marathon yesterday...it was really hot, the sun was tough, but a nice breeze occasionally.  We ran on Chicago's lakefront so it was nice scenery.  I'm just proud of myself for commiting to this goal and sticking with it.  I got really burnt out last month but I stayed the course and finished hard!  I had to walk a bit due to the heat so that added probably 5 minutes to my time but I'm ok with that!





    COMPLETED RACES

    2010 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---47:24 (walked...first race in 10 years!)

    2011 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---- 33:53

    2012 - St. Paddy's Day 8k/5k Run....58:59....FIRST 8K!

    2012 - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack....35:38

    2012 - Short Run on a Long Day 5k in Frankfort....34:43

    2012 - Fort2Base - 3 Nautical Mile (3.45 miles).....36:44

    2012 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k.....31:46...PR!!

    2013 - Mar - St. Paddy's Day 5k/8k Run...34.26

    2013 - Apr - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack...34:36...2nd place in my "old age" group

    2013 - May - Solider Field 10 Miler...2:01:26

    2013 - June - Chicago Color Run (not timed)

    2013 - June - Women's Chicago 1/2 Marathon....2:43:04

  • Running4urlife Pro 72 posts since
    Oct 6, 2011
    Currently Being Moderated
    49. Jun 24, 2013 5:03 PM (in response to lawiant)
    Re: Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    lawiant - you sound exactly how i felt this past year.  i committed to running my first 1/2 for my 50th bday (last October) and started training in February.  I have done many 5ks and just felt like I really wanted to challenge myself. 

     

    Good luck in your training...once piece of advice...definitely do the cross training sessions during your training program.  I skipped many and I paid the price by getting SO burnt out on running about one month before my race.  Mainly mentally, but I also realize that I should have been strengthening my hip muscles and calves instead of just pounding them in my runs. 

     

    keep us posted on your training!!





    COMPLETED RACES

    2010 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---47:24 (walked...first race in 10 years!)

    2011 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---- 33:53

    2012 - St. Paddy's Day 8k/5k Run....58:59....FIRST 8K!

    2012 - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack....35:38

    2012 - Short Run on a Long Day 5k in Frankfort....34:43

    2012 - Fort2Base - 3 Nautical Mile (3.45 miles).....36:44

    2012 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k.....31:46...PR!!

    2013 - Mar - St. Paddy's Day 5k/8k Run...34.26

    2013 - Apr - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack...34:36...2nd place in my "old age" group

    2013 - May - Solider Field 10 Miler...2:01:26

    2013 - June - Chicago Color Run (not timed)

    2013 - June - Women's Chicago 1/2 Marathon....2:43:04

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007

    Great Great job!

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