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7/14/13

Things I have learned during half marathon training (so far)

I cannot believe week 5 out of 21 is over. I have been having an absolute blast throughout training! I don't think it could be possible without the love and support from my spouse, family, friends and wonderful running community. 







I am convinced that running is a metaphor for life and there are definite lessons to be learned some 

more serious than others.

1. Hydration backpacks are amazing!


2. Rest is a critical component because exhaustion and running does not mix.


3. There is no such thing as TOO much compression gear. 


4. A Running Coach can be the answers to your running slump. (Plus my coach is AMAZING!)

Laura is over at http://www.mommyrunfast.com

5. A snuggle with Bear-Son is the best medicine to a long day.



Many more lessons to be learned and to be shared with all of you lovely people! 

Have a fantastic week!

Happy Running!

What are lessons you learned during training? 

8 comments:

  1. I'm curious about the hydration pack. I realize that holding a water bottle in hand and the hydration belt is not going to cut it for me. They both feel so odd on me while running.

    How comfy is the hydration pack? I'm thinking about investing in one, especially for running in this brutal heat.

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    1. Yes, the hand held water bottle and belt didn't work for me. I had pack from a camping trip (it is not made for running, that I know of) and was desperate for something during my long run. I made sure it was close to my body and there was no severe sloshing. I loved being able to have the spout close to me during any walk breaks. Try it out, CamelBak is a great brand but check out what works best for you. :-)

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  2. What hydration backpack do you wear? I think I will need to find one.

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    1. I wear a small CamelBak. I got it years ago so not sure about the model. I will try to find it and add it to my Gear List. :-)

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  3. Aw, thank you for the shout out! So glad we can work together- you're so motivated and making so much progress already!

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    1. Of course! So many people have been asking how I put together my training program because it is amazing! Thank you so much for all your guidance, I am feeling stronger everyday!

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  4. I agree with the compression gear statement! I'm a Pro Compression enthusiast (read: fanatic) too and I want to collect all their colors. I wear a pair for my long runs and for recovery. I especially have been enjoying their sleeves during the summer, so I can wear my flip flops! :)

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    1. Me too! I wish I had more, but I would go broke. I am actually going to look into their low trainers for runs. I only wear my compression marathon socks for recovery, right now. You are lucky, I can't wear flip flops anymore, they really mess up my knees!

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