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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Thanks for the advice.
A marathon (or even half) is a bit out there for someone of my age who's never ever run. I'll take it one step at a time. I just signed up for the 5K before the NYC Marathon in Central Park on Nov 3.

A half marathon is probably much more accessible than you think, and given no medical complaints or injuries and a sensible fitness program and plenty of time to build slowly I think pretty much anyone can do one as long as the goal is to do it, not to do it fast. I spectated at the Great North Run the weekend before last which is a 50,000 or so entry half marathon and there were people of every shape, size and age crossing the finish line, albeit slowly for some of them. Distance running is a function of training physically and mentally rather than talent or age though of course those things will help you to go faster..

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post #7307 of 10793
Thanks but I have a decent awareness of my own physical condition. If I tell you that I ran a little over 2 miles, walking half of the time and was exhausted, you should believe me when I say "one step at a time". I'll think about running a 10+ mile race after I successfully complete at least a 5k.
post #7308 of 10793
A 5k in a bit more than a month is a very reasonable goal. Once you're able to run 2 miles without walking, I think you'll find that adding a bit of distance to your longest run each week will come easily.
post #7309 of 10793
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Thanks but I have a decent awareness of my own physical condition. If I tell you that I ran a little over 2 miles, walking half of the time and was exhausted, you should believe me when I say "one step at a time". I'll think about running a 10+ mile race after I successfully complete at least a 5k.

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Today, track day - 6 x 800 (200 recovery). I wish it were a bit cooler and I had a better mileage base to work from, but it is what it is for now.
post #7310 of 10793
5th Ave Mile on Saturday in NYC. Ran a 4:51 - PR by 19 seconds.
post #7311 of 10793
7 very recovery paced miles last night.
post #7312 of 10793
3 for me in torrential rain. Marathon in T - 10 days, hope the weather is better then!
post #7313 of 10793
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Thanks for the advice.
A marathon (or even half) is a bit out there for someone of my age who's never ever run. I'll take it one step at a time. I just signed up for the 5K before the NYC Marathon in Central Park on Nov 3.

I ran this a couple years ago, and I think it's a great place to start. It gets pretty crowded, and since you won't be lined up with the competitive runners, you'll be able to start out slowly and pace yourself until the crowd starts to thin out.
post #7314 of 10793
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5th Ave Mile on Saturday in NYC. Ran a 4:51 - PR by 19 seconds.

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5th Ave Mile on Saturday in NYC. Ran a 4:51 - PR by 19 seconds.

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post #7316 of 10793
5 miles after an upper body workout this evening.
post #7317 of 10793
Thank you for the compliments on the mile - My goal was sub 5 and I had some kick left in me the last 400 mrters or so.

Got in 7.9 miles this morning in CP in 51:31 for a 6:31 pace. Gunning for a sub 3 NYC, not going to be easy, but it's within reach.
post #7318 of 10793
myles, I hate you. One of these days I'm going to get you in an NYRR race, I swear.

13.5 7:45s for me this morning. Weather getting perfect after that hot summer.
post #7319 of 10793
7.5 miles for me this morning. It was about 65º outside but very foggy. Luckily I am awake and out the door before I need to worry about any real traffic. I almost went back to bed when I saw how foggy it was when I got up but it was about 20º warmer outside than when I ran on Monday and I have no idea how many warm mornings like today are left this year so I got out and made use of it.
post #7320 of 10793
6 miles yesterday
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