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    Hey there! Thanks for adding me as a friend. I added you back. I see you want to do the Disney Princess half marathon. It is such a fun race. I want to do it again, so I'll join you next year!
    3649 days ago
    Remember take your time and do your best!! When you are running and struggling repeat a MANTRA in your head. They work. Focus on small things like the next pole or just running to the next crack in the ground up ahead and keep doing it. GOOD LUCK!! You will do awesome!
    3654 days ago
    Hey! I wanted to drop by & ask are you doing on your journey?

    You rock emoticon always remember that!! Keep on keeping on & do your best...that is what counts! Have a wonderful day! emoticon
    3654 days ago
    I read your topic in the running group and wanted to tell you...

    If you have a second read my Day 15 Race report blog. I ran my first 5k in January.

    You are totally capable of doing it and YOU will do it!! You will do wonderful and I fully believe that. Take your time and all that matters is you finish, and you finish doing the best you know you can do. YOU WILL ROCK IT GIRL!!!

    Anytime you need a spark "friend" dont hesitate to contact me! Make it happen because you are capable and are worth nothing less!!
    3670 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/7/2011 9:42:54 PM
    Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. I think I will run in February (or walk if I have to)

    As for training pointers -- ??? I'm kinda making it up as I go along. Way back in highschool I ran the mile in track. I am kinda building a program off of what my old track coach used to make the distance runners do... (Sure hope he knew what he was doing.)

    I too can run 30 min on the elliptical at 50- 60 (and yes, the elliptical is so much easier).

    As for track time: Right now I am just trying to build to a real run for a 5 K -- So, last week I worked on running 100 m walking 100 m -- I can do this for 2 miles now. Tomorrow, I'm going to change up and run 200 m and walk 100 m. I hope to be able to do this for at least 1 mile. (I'm going to be a bit short on time for the track, so I have to keep it under 1 hr 30 min -- the last track day took me 2.5 hours.)

    Eventually I hope to work the program we did in highschool:

    1 day speed running 100s or 200s or 400s followed by running 1 mile
    1 day distance running - run 5 miles
    1 day ladders (I hated these) You would run a 100, then a 200, then a 400, then an 800, then a 400, then a 200, then a 100 -- then repeat
    1 day lap pace training -- he set our pace for a 400 and we were supposed to run 2 miles 1 lap at a time at or about our pace time.
    1 day track rest before a race.

    I don't know if this is doable in a single week at my age. I may have to break it into 2 week segments and use my elliptical on the other days.

    So, I don't know if that helps. I know there is a couch to 5K program out there but it costs money. I don't have any to spare right now so I'm going to go it on my own.

    Anyhow, let me know what you think -- here's to running in February!!!!
    3698 days ago
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