100 lb. Club - yet again i've been talked into something stupid

06-05-2009, 05:46 PM
so my mate and i have been having a laugh and joke, he the type we all hate 6' blonde blue eyes 170lb eats like a horse never puts on a bean.

anyway he's talked me into doing next years half marathon, apparently i have 352 days to train. :mad:

why is it always me

06-05-2009, 05:54 PM
Sounds like fun! You go Si!

Alana in Canada
06-05-2009, 06:03 PM

You show em' Si.

06-05-2009, 06:05 PM
Doesn't sound so stupid to me. Sounds like a great idea, in fact. What a great thing to strive for. Just think of the possibilities..........

06-05-2009, 06:25 PM
That'll be much awesomesauce. You can TOTALLY do it.

06-05-2009, 06:52 PM
A lot can be accomplished in 352 days!!! You'll do great!!

Good luck! :cheer2:

06-05-2009, 07:07 PM
What an awesome goal! Good luck with the training!

06-05-2009, 07:10 PM
Who knows, you might actually enjoy it! You do have 352 days to hype yourself up over it. ;) Good luck!

06-05-2009, 07:13 PM
That's a great goal.

Wishing you many happy miles of training.

352 days is plenty of time to get ready, although, admittedly, it's ten months less than the gestation period of an elephant, for what it's worth.

06-05-2009, 07:27 PM
:congrat: What a great goal! Why not use this as an accountability thread to post your progress :)

06-05-2009, 07:37 PM
Sounds super awesome!!! You can do it!!! :carrot:

06-05-2009, 07:41 PM
You can do it !

06-05-2009, 08:09 PM
I wish I had a marathon to train for... that would be awesome! :) YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

06-05-2009, 10:30 PM
Dang dude..that's awesome, good luck!

mel hughes
06-05-2009, 11:00 PM
How far is a half marathon? And how long do people usually train? That is pretty awesome! Definitely some good motivation to keep you on plan!

06-05-2009, 11:17 PM
slimmingsi - you have plenty of time you can do it. When I started running last year I couldn't run a minute and by July/Aug (about 6 months later) I was doing 7 or so miles at a time. Just take your time and don't push yourself too much. No better motivation then signing up for something.

06-06-2009, 08:07 AM
mel half marathon is a shade over 13 miles.

well its day one of operation stupidity and in true british fashion depsite a week of 70+ temperature today is 48 and pouring down.

i'm looking for a break on the weather radar but it looks like its gonna be electrial storms this afternoon.

perhaps i'll stand in the rain and do some skipping in my swimming gear. snorkle anyone

06-06-2009, 09:45 AM
haha, slimmingsi, you totally should go skipping in your swimwear and snorkel...

06-06-2009, 10:51 AM
The way i started running was run 30-60sec, walk a minute. I gradually increased to the point that i can now on my long runs run 12 km.

The other thing to do is to look for runs in your area to train for. Start with a 5km then a 10km etc.

good luck! Start slow and gradually increase that way you can avoid injury!

06-06-2009, 12:53 PM
Running in the rain keeps your body from overheating. :)

06-06-2009, 01:54 PM
If you haven't done much running before, I highly recommend the Couch to 5K (C25K) (http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml) program at Cool Running. It gets you to 5K in two months, which is a great start for your half-marathon.

They also have really supportive, amazing forums there for new runners.

06-06-2009, 05:18 PM
Hmmm, somehow I doubt you were talked into this against your will based on some of your other posts ;)... good luck with it!


06-06-2009, 05:51 PM
maybe your right Kira lets just say my ambition is often my failure.