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Old 04-12-2015, 10:46 AM   #81
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One week until my first half-marathon. Alternate between excited/nervous/scared.

Hope to be sub-2hours...probably a bit delusional.
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:54 AM   #82
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One week until my first half-marathon. Alternate between excited/nervous/scared.

Hope to be sub-2hours...probably a bit delusional.
Good luck!
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:30 AM   #83
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One week until my first half-marathon. Alternate between excited/nervous/scared.

Hope to be sub-2hours...probably a bit delusional.
Yes, good luck! Those feelings are very normal. Try to get a good night's sleep 2 nights before, because it can be tough to sleep the night before a race. Don't get swept into a faster pace that you should run at the start. A first mile under 8 minutes will probably mean you'll be walking at the end and missing your sub-2 goal. You should also be taking it easy this week so that your legs are fresh for the race. (Apologies for the unsolicited advice but I can't help it! Always nice to see new runners going after it!)
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I see lots of runners with what I consider strange form, but I can't imagine myself ever commenting on it. I feel that if my own form isn't perfect (and few of us are), I have no right to criticize anyone else's.

Instead, when I see an unusual running form, I just use it as a reminder to myself to pay more attention to my own.
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I've never said anything to anyone, nor would I. Not my business. I remember a girl at a CrossFit gym who - mid-workout - told me I held my arms too high when I ran. At that point, I was trying to survive the workout, but I wanted to ask her what qualification she had to coach strangers on how to run, let alone strangers who've been running competitively their whole damn lives!
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:39 PM   #85
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One week until my first half-marathon. Alternate between excited/nervous/scared.

Hope to be sub-2hours...probably a bit delusional.
Good luck, and RunningBum above has posted some great advice. Your race time is not the important thing. It's important that you enjoy yourself and stay healthy and injury free.
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