running a half marathon, should i, good challenge? can't decide!
I did a 10k in early June after laughable preparations and managed to just scrape under an hour.
It hasn’t convinced me to ditch the bikes but I can see the attraction of training for a goal time.
Go for it would be my advice. It’s a shortish term goal and not a stupid distance.Posted 4 years agogavtheoldskaterMember
here’s a day i did’nt see coming… heard earlier that there is to be a half marathon locally end of oct and for some reason, i am thinking about it.
i’ve been running with a club since jan, always said it was for fitness not race… but i’ve been doing a swim/2 mile run race and enjoying trying to get faster. 3 mile time trial the other day. found myself entering a local 4 mile race next week.
so a half… with a view to doing more than just surviving. anyone done one?Posted 4 years agowrightysonMember
Mrs had a bit of a list of “things to do “before she was 40” in August, on it was to do a 10k. She did that way back in march and has properly got the running bug. Does at least one 10k a week around here and has just entered her next “proper” one. Does it purely for exercise tho.Posted 4 years agoevilsovereignMember
DO IT!Posted 4 years ago
October is a long time away, plenty of time for training. get plenty of long runs in, to get used to the distance, keep up the speed work, and you’ll kill it.
it’s all downhill after that mind. you’ll think about marathons next, then ultra’s.
it happened to me.
on sunday I did the 12 hour lightning run. ran 60km offroad.
6 weeks time, got a 24 hour run, hoping to beat last year’s 120km.
it’s a slippery slope, but hell of a ride, go for it.gavtheoldskaterMember
cheers guys. talked to folk in the club last night and apparently its a good half but a hard hilly one, mixed terrain. watch this space i guess. its a good challenge for me. definitely need to drop some more weight though.
but right now the focus is getting another minute off my 2 mile time (thats 2 miles preceded by a 200m swim). last race i went down 1m30 to 13m58 (that includes transition time). next one in 3 weeks. 5 – 10s of swim would be good too (3mins).Posted 4 years ago
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