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Counting down to first half marathon, eeeeekkk.....

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holmessweetholmes Tue 12-Mar-13 12:34:01

Good luck! I'm doing my first half in early April and have been finding it hard to increase my distance, but I've just this minute finished my first 2 hour run, so am quite pleased with myself (if a little sore!). Hope yours goes well, and that you enjoy it.

detoxdiva Mon 11-Mar-13 20:14:43

Thanks both!

Ran 10k at race pace today which felt good and going to do a couple of miles on Wed and that'll be it until the weekend. Feeling nervous but excited too.

terracottatoad Mon 11-Mar-13 11:07:10

Good luck! I'm aiming to do a half in the autumn, if I really work at it... so no advice from me, just admiration!

Nicnocknoo Sat 09-Mar-13 18:26:14

I did my first half last weekend - didn't sleep for two nights beforehand, I was so nervous! But ... I did it. I just visualised the medal at the end and kept going. It was a great day, the crowds were really encouraging and I've even signed up for next year (although as 8 yr old ds told me today - "we need to work on getting your speed up for next time"!).

My only advice is train down before the event - I did my last run (just 6k) three days before and then rested - and most importantly enjoy yourself on the day. I only started running last May and was not at all sporty before that but running has done me so much good. Good luck - have a great half!

detoxdiva Sat 09-Mar-13 16:19:24

Hi...regular lurker to the running boards which have been of massive inspiration to me over my running 'journey'!

Ds is 2 and I started running to lose the baby weight and get fit, and love it. Have done various 5 & 10k's now but am counting down now to my first half marathon in a week's time - any words of wisdom for me to calm the nerves and feelings of doubt? smile

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