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    I was talking to my buddy and he said that he's gonna do a half marathon here in Phoenix in mid-January, and at first I LOL'ed at him and just said "have fun w/ that!". But as I think I've said before on this forum, the only way I can bring myself to work out consistently and not be a fat POS is to make a bet or commit to doing something. I lost 20 pounds a few month ago after making a bet w/ my dad, but have gained about half of that back just being lazy and eating like crap. So I think I'm going to tell my friend that i'll do the half marathon w/ him, because then I will have to get my act together. I could probably only run a mile before getting super tired right now. You guys have any suggestions as to how far I need to be running for my training at x amount of time before the actual race, etc? The longest I've ever ran was probably 5ish miles, fwiw.
    "Now class, I'd like for you to transition from downward dog....straight to FULL BRING!!!"

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    Double days walk in the am and run in the pm. Get to running both am & pm

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    http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/index.htm

    Hal Higdon has a good program to follow, and he changes up the workouts so it isn't so boring.

    Good luck to you!

    PS. I'm running a full marathon in C-bus this weekend. Only to show you up, of course!!

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    I was going to run one last April, but ended up hurting my feet training. First I got a giant blister the arch of my left foot while running 9 miles (about the size of 2 quarters side by side.) Blister = no big deal. I let it go down for 6 days, ran 9 miles again. About five miles in it started to hurt. I ignored it, and finished. Well, it popped, and the next day started oozing (almost pouring out puss.) It was gross enough to make a med student call it "disgusting." Anyways, it was infected and I couldn't run for a couple of weeks. I then hurt the other foot running too hard, too much, too quickly off the injury. Dont really know what I did to that one. Anyways, I would recommend buying a new, good pair of running shoes, and easing your way into training. I am no pro, but that is my two cents.

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    Thanks a lot for the advice guys. Good luck with your marathon KS, that's certainly very impressive.
    "Now class, I'd like for you to transition from downward dog....straight to FULL BRING!!!"

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    I get injured more training for marathons, than I ever did during wrestling. It's crazy how much a beating your body takes when you're putting in 40+ mile weeks.

    About the blisters, if I get them, I drain them immediately with a needle, and I've never had any problems.

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    Do you lift weights very often Ken? The main reason i want to do this is to force me to get into shape, but I don't want to neglect weight training in the process. The novice training thing on the link you posted has strength training twice a week, but I'd probably want to do it more like 4 times a week.
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    For the last month, I've been lifting 3 times a week. In the previous months it was 4-5 times a week. Nothing to improve my strength, just to retain what I had. A lot of running experts suggest that weight training be kept to a minimum during half/full marathon training, and they're are probably right. But I don't want to turn into one of those queer looking running guys with no muscle definition, so yeah, I still lift.

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    I'll keep the blister advice in mind. Thanks.

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