Update on Half Marathon #3


If you remember, I was REALLY REALLY looking forward to this half marathon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My training was to have begun on July 4.  It did not.  I was injured. 😦

I feel like I am starting all over… and this half is in less than 6 weeks!!!!!!

So now what?

For Half Marathon #3 on Schroon Lake, I plan to:

  • Enjoy the weekend at my friend’s house on Schroon River.
  • Go to my 1st Expo.
  • Meet up with running friends.
  • Encourage & be happy for my running friends.
  • Take lots of pics (so I’ll be prepared for next year).
  • Run/Walk (walk a lot esp the hills) the 13.1 miles.
  • Not run it and get re-injured!
  • Cross the finish line running & smiling (without looking at the clock).
  • Get my finisher medal (so finish under 5 hrs).
  • Have fun… and not be depressed or disappointed!!

Any advice for entering a race that you haven’t trained for? 

Has anyone ever walked a race?

How do I be patient and walk when everyone else is running?

Does this count as a Half Marathon for me?

Happy Running!


8 thoughts on “Update on Half Marathon #3

  1. It absolutely counts if you walk it. You are doing the miles. You will be patient because you will know it will help you in the long run. I am so glad you will still be there! Yes, take lots of pictures, go to the Expo. Do we need to sign up ahead for the pasta dinner? I have not done that.

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  2. It most definitely counts!! Enjoy it. Look at the scenery. Make sure to take pictures. Most importantly, do not push because you want to be ready to run HM#4.

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  3. It most certainly counts as a half marathon! Prevention Magazine sponsored walking teams in marathons and halfs for several years – I really miss them. I’ve had runners from some of the big marathons in awe over the walkers: “I didn’t think anybody could stay on their feet for that long!” They are really an enjoyable way to do distances. Enjoy!

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  4. 1. Ignore the time. Leave Garmin at home
    2 no
    3 remember why you are not running it and that your body is not prepared for it, there will be other walkers for sure
    4 I say yes

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