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L. D Half marathon Tribe

Contributorgold L. D Hi! TribeSports challenges closing at 23 oct. We are all so sorry, it was a good story but we have the opportunity not to lose these achievements and goals and move on. Do not stop throwing Challenges! Join us on https://MyChallenge.fm and continue to write the history of your achievements together with us. Take Challenges, create owns, take a part in online events, earn on your activity. And most importantly, communicate with like-minded people and invite friends.

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Alan S Half marathon Tribe

Contributorgold Alan S So I ran my first HM on Sunday in a pleasing time of 1:36.08. Would I do it again? I decided to wait a few days to give it some thought, to ensure any decisions were not taken in the immediate aftermath. A few days is now up. So would I run another HM? Yes, definitely.

I enjoyed following the training program that progressively built up my longest run to ten miles - Wednesday evening became long run time, and it became a part of the week I genuinely looked forward to. Just me and the road.

The race itself was great, although a little daunting as I would be entering the unknown after the ten mile mark. It helped being such a large event with good crowds in places offering encouragement. It is amazing how a small thing like a stranger saying "You're going great, Alan" helps, even if you know they've only read your name from your race number. Biggest problem with the race was trying to slow myself down to a safe pace, to ensure I didn't blow up at any point. Now I know I can run a HM, my next one will be a less 'pleasant' experience. :)

But the best aspect of the whole journey was managing to train for fourteen weeks without injury. At the beginning of the year when I was suffering with regular calf pains, I really did not expect it. I did have one scare mid-way through my plan when I woke one morning after a long run with a sore left achilles. At that point I dropped down to just two runs/week and did plenty of stretches. It did the trick as it is no longer an issue.

Now to choose my next HM... ;)

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Mitchell C Half marathon Tribe

Contributorsilver Mitchell C Best Buddies CT Ion Bank Half Marathon in Cheshire CT last Sunday. I finished in 1:46:46. A 2 minute improvement since my last half in the Fall. I STILL cannot pace myself! I go out too fast feeling good then I crash from mile 9-11 then recover sort of and finish OK.

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Kevin G Half marathon Tribe

banana, toast and jam and a glass of beetroot juice pre race or long training runs. Not too everyone's liking and needs to be tested beforehand. I would normally sip a sports drink on the  to the race or while waiting for the start.

Alex D Half marathon Tribe

Hi Kevin, more or less back to normal now thanks, but lost a lot of fitness and gained a half stone yuck.  The accident wasn't my fault so very frustrating! 

I saw that yesterday on the tribe page, the distance is fine but I work all day, and...

Kevin G Half marathon Tribe

Ok great,I can see you have just joined the Virtual Tribe. This might be a bit too early and a bit far, but have just read that @babygirl93086 Amanda (who i think you might just know) and @kristinb3 Kristin are doing a virtual HM walk this Thu...

Alex D Half marathon Tribe

Hi Kevin, I am in!  Thanks!  Loving the virtual running idea, I have really enjoyed the ones TS has done across the community and it really spurred me on thinking that although I was running on my own, all my TS friends were running along with...

Kevin G Half marathon Tribe

HI Alex, as creator of the http://tribesports.com/tribes/virtual-running-walking-hiking-tribe I feel it only right to offer my virtual services to you LOL. I admire your decision and commitment to take on a HM after a year gap, I have unexpectedly...

Soraya H Half marathon Tribe

Hi Meredith, hope your training is going well. I agree with Emma P, try to get in lots of good quality carbs such as brown rice and pasta and quinoa. Porridge is always my breakfast of choice before a long run and on  race day. Also make sure you...

Emma P Half marathon Tribe

Hey Meredith, im always thinking the same about how to fuel my body right, i dont know any sicentific ways but advice i have been given is heaps of fruit and veg heaps of water and good carbs, i eat heaps of quinoa and brown rice dishes especially...

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