Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Thoughts on Running a Half Marathon

5K is my favorite distance.

5 miles is a challenge.

10K is very far.

12K is even farther.

13.1 miles...I'm skeered!


  1. A big fat DITTO on those thoughts!

  2. It all becomes relative. Remember when you started running? Maybe running 5 minutes non-stop was scary?

    I'm a slow runner. During my training, my anticipated time for 21K was about 2 1/2 hours. So I just took it a half hour at a time (about a 5K) for my long runs. Break it into 15 minute segments. Maybe say that for the first hour you're going to run a certain route, then go in a completely different area for the second helps to mix it up and break it down. (Hey, this sounds like a weight loss plan!)

  3. You will be okay!

    I remember when running for 5 minutes was scary! I remember my first 5K I was sooo nervous! Now a half is exciting, almost no big deal. Well, still a BIG deal, but not as nerve racking! It will become easier & less daunting, the more work you put into it. At least that is what I am telling myself as I work toward my first full marathon!

  4. will survive! Believe me when I say it's not that bad. You think it is while you're training for it, but it's not so far that I feel you have to train intensely for it like a full marathon. ALSO, it's so exciting and fun that it never seems like it's that long! DO IT!!!! :)