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Discussion: Consider a 5k

in: melon; melon > 2017-11-03

Nov 7, 2017 5:32 PM # 
TomN:
How about trying for a 5k first? Starting out, the training for a half is going to be about the same as for a 5k anyway, and it's a more reachable goal even if not as exotic.

You can train without running more than 10min at a time. Just take a 2-minute walk in between runs. And run slowly. No deep, rhythmic breathing.
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Nov 9, 2017 10:43 PM # 
melon:
I have considered maybe a 5k or 10k as an intermediate distance before the full half. It's true, a half marathon has the allure of being exotic-- I think that's why I have the motivation to do it, though. My PT says he can retrain my running form in only a couple of weeks, so I'll check back in as he tells me what's feasible and what's not.

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