Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Orientation Part Deux

Orientation Part Deux was last night. Another throng of runners joined the fold vowing to do the training enabling them to reach their goal of running a marathon or half marathon. Kathy asked if anyone was nervous, and a few raised their hands. Nervousness is something that often goes hand in hand with racing. Those nervous wondering if they can possibly run their first marathon or half marathon can rest assured knowing they can--by slowly building your base, your weekly mileage totals. Your first Saturday long run will be 3 or 4 miles, and ran at a comfortable pace--YOUR comfortable pace. If you are huffing and puffing, you are probably going to fast. Each week, your Saturday long run will increase by a mile, and as the miles get longer, we'll have a cutback every other week. As the big race nears, you'll be running close to your race distance, but by that time, you'll be ready and able, provided you've put your mileage in along the way. This system works. You can do it.
Trey and David are ready to get going. They have started the training once before, and life got in the way and they postponed their training--but this time they are hungry and determined to toe the line on race day. Having some accountability is key to being successful. Instead of dreading getting out the door when it's cold, you'll look forward to GETTING TO RUN with your friends.

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