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CDawes3 Rookie 4 posts since
May 12, 2011
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May 12, 2011 11:22 AM

Hello There...

I just joined and would like to start running. I'm hoping to be able to run a half marathon by Jan. If you have any tips for me that would be amazing. I'm new to this but I'm hoping to do this forever....(:

  • slowskinnyrunner Pro 67 posts since
    Apr 11, 2011
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    1. May 12, 2011 11:51 AM (in response to CDawes3)
    Re: Hello There...

    Welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy your jouney as much as I have so far. Good luck to you and happy running.

    Ham Jam Hog Wild Run 5K - April 16, 2011....................37.32

    State Games of MS Cross Country 5K - June 4, 2011......39.03

    Slow Poke 5K - August 13, 2011....................................37.17

    Rush Run For Your Heart - September 24, 2011...............37.39

    Homecoming 5K - October 8, 2011.................................

    Run For Home 10K - November 12, 2011.........................

    Jingle Bell Run 5K - December 3, 2011............................

    It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit. ~George Sheehan

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    3. May 12, 2011 1:11 PM (in response to CDawes3)
    Re: Hello There...

    Hi, Have you thought about doing the c25k? that would be a start to your running!

  • BradW44 Pro 119 posts since
    Jun 15, 2010
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    5. May 13, 2011 8:22 PM (in response to CDawes3)
    Re: Hello There...

    Welcome!  you have plenty of time to be ready for a late year half.  Just be patient and take it slow.  You want your progress to be slow and steady while you build a base of mileage.  Best of luck and keep us posted on your progress.


  • MysticRunner Amateur 34 posts since
    Oct 25, 2010
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    6. May 14, 2011 7:03 AM (in response to CDawes3)
    Re: Hello There...

    CDawes3..............It;s all about Jack Daniels! see link! Although the whiskey is fine, this plan is better!

  • quikyerp Pro 82 posts since
    Apr 13, 2011
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    7. May 14, 2011 7:20 PM (in response to CDawes3)
    Re: Hello There...

    Start with a program that seems interesting, many people here would recomment the C25K plan. Get a nice looking pair of shoes. Go Go Go.

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    8. May 14, 2011 8:27 PM (in response to CDawes3)
    Re: Hello There...
  • LPARafael Pro 166 posts since
    Sep 13, 2010
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    10. May 21, 2011 4:43 PM (in response to CDawes3)
    Re: Hello There...

    You have set a lofty goal for yourself, but it looks like you also are going about achieving it properly. Before you get to 13.1, you need to walk a little and run a little.  I wish you luck with the C25K and once you are done, go find a 5K to do so you can really appreciate your achievement.  Once that is done there is a program for 10K called B210K Bridge to 10K which helps you prepare to transition to 10Ks.  There are similar plans for the half marathon but one step at a time.  Again, god luck and come back here and keep us posted of your status as well as if you have any questions.

    To paraphrase Newton, "A body in motion tends to stay in motion", so keep those feet moving ....

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