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Cheat Sheet for Running a Half Marathon

About a months ago, I posted about my experience running my first NYC Half Marathon. To sum it up, the most I’d ever run prior to that day was 4 miles (and I can count on three fingers how many times that was).   Yet somehow despite all of this I managed to run the 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 11 minutes.  The strange part being I did it without stopping and quite easily.  Or rather the crazy part considering I’m not a runner.

So now for the big question everyone (and I mean every friend, acquaintance, and person I ever worked or went to school with) has been asking me, how did I do it?

First off, I’ll start with:

  • Have a positive attitude and some confidence in yourself. Seriously, if I can do it anyone who is physically able probably can.
  • Once you’ve established you’re going to try to run it, don’t

2010 New York City Half-Marathon Here I Come!

It’s official — I’ve been accepted to run the 2010 New York City Half-Marathon on March 21st.  Gulp. Time to lace up those shoes and begin training!  Just one problem- there’s a serious risk I might not make it to the finish line.  I can’t seem to make it past 2 miles, and at the speed I run, I may as well be walking.

Fortunately, I have ABC weather girl, Heidi Jones, on the case.  This running superstar, who miraculously convinced me to enter the race, has also agreed to help train me for what could be my biggest failure yet.  As Fredrick Smith said, “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.”  Well this definitely qualifies as something new.

Please email me any running tips or suggestions.  At this point, there’s very little I won’t try to get this very out of shape body into a 13.1 mile running machine.