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Half marathon advice

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by GraMaire, Jul 21, 2012.

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  1. GraMaire

    GraMaire 2+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    I am running my first tomorrow!

    Panic is setting in a bit. I am a little worried about the heat. The distance is only mildly intimidating. The most I have run with my training program is ten miles.

    Any advice appreciated!

    -sorry if this is the wrong place...
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  3. QuaerensIntelle

    QuaerensIntelle 5+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    Chill out. It will go by really fast and be super easy compared to a 10 mile training run. Don't worry if you can't sleep, just rest and the adrenaline will more than get you through.
  4. shenanigi

    shenanigi 2+ Year Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    they really arent that bad. Just do not let your adrenaline get you running way above your pace at the beginning.
  5. GraMaire

    GraMaire 2+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Awesome, thanks!

    Ya last week I went running for the first time in my new city, and was running about 2 minutes faster per mile and overexerted myself in the heat. I'm going to stick with my pace group :)
  6. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Already has the grail. 7+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2008
  7. link2swim06

    link2swim06 7+ Year Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Run your own race, alot of people will be passing you and you will be passing alot of people throughout the whole race.
  8. Anne2009

    Anne2009 7+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Sticking with you pace group is best. It's hard because with all that adrenaline you feel so great at the beginning...but going too fast catches up with you at the end and it's hard when the pace group you were ahead of for so long passes you!

    & the best part is you can enjoy a great meal that night without worrying at all about how many calories it is because you just burned 1000 :)
  9. GraMaire

    GraMaire 2+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    I didnt get the time I wanted but I listened to my body to avoid injury.

    Thanks for all the advice it def helped!
  10. NickNaylor

    NickNaylor Thank You for Smoking Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

    Best advice. You'll go way faster than you should initially if you're not intentionally trying to slow yourself down.

    (sent from my phone)
  11. GraMaire

    GraMaire 2+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2011

    Truth haha

    I have another one in just over six weeks (yea. Im a little crazy). So now Im working out how to maximally recover to start training again especially since I had mild heat exhaustion Sunday.
  12. GraMaire

    GraMaire 2+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2011

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  13. Amba

    Amba 5+ Year Member

    May 21, 2011
    But it's also easier to do that and get away with it in a half than a full. In a full, you'll pay around mile 20. I enjoy halves because you can run a lot more recklessly.

    Congrats on finishing OP and good luck with the future training!
  14. GraMaire

    GraMaire 2+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Thanks-- I am definitely excited to train for my next one and PR.

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