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New to Running

Postby Run4me » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:39 pm

Hi everyone,

I just found this forum a couple of days ago. I'm fairly new to running, although I used to run 10K a few years ago. I've been wanting to run a half marathon for a while now and the only way I was going to do it was to just register for one and start my training. So I'm registered for the Army Run 1/2 marathon in September. I'm up to 7km now. I feel pretty good when I run & have this motivation that I never really had before. Also running the 5km Ottawa Race Weekend.
2013 Plans
May 25 - Ottawa Race Weekend 5km
June 15 - Spartan Race (for fun!)
Sept. 22 - Army Run 1/2 Marathon

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Abby Hoffman
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Re: New to Running

Postby jgore » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Welcome. There are a lot of RMers in Ottawa, so maybe you'll meet some this weekend. Just look for the orange shirts.

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New to Running

Postby turd ferguson » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:22 pm

Weird. I thought we already had a run4me, Joanne from Milton?

Anyhow, welcome!
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams

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Re: New to Running

Postby Stampie » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:11 pm

Welcome to RM!

There is a lot of good advice here on RM for you at your disposal and lots of people from the Ottawa area to help you out. Check out the Running Room for a clinic specifically for the Army Half. Good Luck!
PB’s (official race results)
5K – 26:20; 8K – 41:28; 10K – 52:13; 15K - 1:22:43; 21.1K – 1:54:16; 30K – 2:51:34; 42.2K – 4:24:14

What is up for 2018
Feb 11th - First Half Vancouver
Planning & in my sights
Jun 9th - Puddle Jumper Classic

Run the mile you're in. Not the one behind you, and not the one in front of you - the one you are running now :) - purdy65

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Re: New to Running

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:19 pm

Jesse's 2017 Plans
April - Boston Marathon
May - Sporting Life Ottawa 10K
May - Ottawa Half Marathon

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