Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Half Marathon Challenge. // Kara W.

I am so thrilled!  You ladies are really pitching in to keep the momentum of this group going. Fit Camper, Kara W., has offered to pitch in and organize a little something-something for those looking to tackle 13.1 miles and complete a half marathon.  A big thanks to Kara for her time and pro-activeness and a big good luck to those of you joining her in the challenge.  And now for Kara in her own words.... 

Okay Hookstars, if you have been wanting to train (or if you are already training) to run a half marathon, here is your chance! This challenge isn’t to see who can lose the most weight or run the fastest time. It will just be a place to vent, gain/give encouragement and support from those who are doing the same thing as you, with the same goal in mind. So here are the rules:

(1) Join the Half Marathon Challenge Event under the MLFC events tab.  This will be our little sanctuary to discuss all things 13.1. 

(2)Pick a race, this challenge will start December 3rd, 2012 and end on April 30th.
Here is a link to locate a race, if you haven’t already picked one!

(3)Training for a half-marathon can take anywhere from 12 weeks to 20 weeks.  
 (4) Then print off this training calendar, write in your training plan and sticker away!

(5) Next, check in on this spreadsheet with your name, target race/date and desired finish time.

(6) Finally, after race day put your finish time on the spreadsheet, and post a picture of you holding your medal in our group and event on Facebook.

It is best to register early to get the best price and it makes it easier to train knowing that you don’t want to waste your hard earned $$!

Best of luck and be sure to check the event page to get extra encouragement, advice, and support!!!

// Kara W.


  1. Hmmm... now I have to decide if I am ready. I thought 10K was the most I wanted.

  2. Oh bugger my half I signed up for is in may

  3. April?? I am scared to do one that early!!

  4. I completed my first half marathon this weekend... it was amazing!! Good luck to all who decide to participate in the challenge!

  5. This is great! I want to do a half next year but haven't picked one out yet. Scary!!!!


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