Hi -

It looks like my family will be going to Disneyland this coming Sept 6 for the Run for our Sons half Marathon. A company my husbands reps for, IB Roof Systems out of Oregon is sponsoring a team for our son, Alex. One of the owners of the company and my husband are going to run. I am so excited. I guess I am wondering who is going, who is running etc? I want to run also, but am a little nervous. I have never run more than 45 minutes at a time. I obviously have 6 weeks to prepare...

Look forward to seeing everyone there. Any advice about running would be great. I do a few 5 mile runs here and there but that's it. I have 2 year old twins, so it's hard for me to find 2 hours to run. I'm trying to figure it all out. If I don't run, I will definitely be a CHEERLEADER!!

Thanks everyone!

Kim

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Hi Kim,

Six weeks is not a lot of time to prepare for such a distance, even if your goal is just to finish. Of course that all depends on how often you currently get in runs each week and how long you've been running. If you are simply planning to walk or some walk/run combination you'll more than likely be able to finish, yet to consider running the entire distance may be a lot (You'll certainly be very sore.). I am including a link to a half marathon walk schedule that you might use to gauge your fitness and maybe help you decide: http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/walk.htm

Best of luck, which ever choice you make!

Brian Denger
Thanks Brian - Very helpful. I printed the training schedule. I did a short 2-1/2 mile run tonight. It felt good. I know I have a long way to go, but I'll keep trying and see how far I can get. I know you have been running for a while. When I think about our boys, it gives me the extra willpower to keep going.

Thanks again!

Kkim

Brian Denger said:
Hi Kim,

Six weeks is not a lot of time to prepare for such a distance, even if your goal is just to finish. Of course that all depends on how often you currently get in runs each week and how long you've been running. If you are simply planning to walk or some walk/run combination you'll more than likely be able to finish, yet to consider running the entire distance may be a lot (You'll certainly be very sore.). I am including a link to a half marathon walk schedule that you might use to gauge your fitness and maybe help you decide: http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/walk.htm

Best of luck, which ever choice you make!

Brian Denger
our family will be there too.

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