The past couple of years, we’ve trained for a half marathon together as a group, even though we’re dispersed all around the globe. I’ve sent out weekly training plans — most recently in the spring, we followed an 18-week training plan together — and we’ve run them together each week.
My question is, are you guys up for that again this fall? Or is there another distance/way to approach it you’d like to see?
I’d love to get your input, as making it a group endeavor makes it a lot of fun — but I also don’t want to get stale with my approach, and just do the same thing over and over.
Let me know your thoughts! — Terrell
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I should add: you don't *have* to train with us if you don't want to. It's totally optional, and you can enjoy the newsletter equally as much as everyone else if you don't 😃 I just thought I'd ask, to take the temperature of where our group is.
Never trained for a 1/2. I run about 17 ish miles a week now, about 3.5 on ea run . Might be fun to "think about it" . I like the idea of going thru it w/ others (maybe)
Please resume! like other posts, I've been truly struggling due to overuse cramping and turning 60 (ugh). So a 10K would be great, but any distance will be a motivation for me - I'll just adapt to my level.
I need all the help I can get. My running has gone from can't live with out, to not being able to get out the door........
I have a running trip early November and Disney Half in January. I would love to get back on track.
Terrell yes please!!
I’m a little lost with my running right now. A few weeks ago I shared that I had the goal of running 7km every other day in July, which I achieved, but since then I’m struggling for a purpose and motivation to continue regularly, going for a casual 7/10km here and there in August.
A dedicated plan towards a 1/2 marathon later this year would be fantastic.
My one question/suggestion would be to offer different time oriented plans, rather than a one size fits all approach.
I am interested! I'm using the 18 week plan from the Spring to train for the Wicked Half Marathon on September 17 ( Salem MA). Also signed up for the Chickamauga Battlefield Half on November 12.
I am especially interested in any tips/suggestions for what portion of the plan to use to train in between these two races.
Honestly I have only one half coming up on the fall, the Detroit Free Press, but the rest are ultras. My friend from this group is joining us!! Any fall planning is welcome as I’m all over the place lately. Let’s roll with it :)
I have a half coming up the 2nd weekend in October. I’m always up for training. What I really need to work on is my core however. BY the time I finish my run, get something to eat and shower, life kicks in. I just keep putting off doing anything extra. 😩
I’d like to join the group. Motivation and encouragement go hand in hand with running, alone or in a group.
Definitely interested in a fall training program. No races planned but I always enjoy organized training with other runners!
Yes, I am finally back from my injury and feeling ready to tackle a half. Would love to train virtually with everyone.
I think this sounds great!! I’m coming back from injury after injury- I have a half scheduled for mid October that I’m not sure I’m going to be ready for. I’m looking at another one at the end of November just in case. In any event, I’d love to be a part of this. I really look forward to everything you send Terrell, and I enjoy reading the group conversations and threads. Thank you for the constant inspiration!!
I'm in! I 'm already training for a 1/2 marathon for Paris in October and use the same training plan we had last time. Anybody ran Paris previously and can share what's it like? It's my first destination race all the way from Hawaii.
My son and I are signed up for the Berkeley Half in November. I’m in —Definitely need inspiration to get ready.
Hey there! I have current plans with my coach but would somehow love to train/connect over training with the group. How does it work? Kinda new to the newsletters! Thanks! Inspired.
I would love that,,,, IF, they're not training plans that start out way to fast...I'm a little discouraged with plans on how to finish h/m's under 2 hrs,,,, or how to finish in 1:30!!!!!!!
I’d love to
Would love to participate in whatever training plan is decided on.
I am in! 🤩
Still waiting for that 10K plan that you promised somewhere way back when in another newsletter. :) My thoughts are for a shorter distance. . .Berkeley is coming up in November and it is a 10K. Would fit in nicely! Might give you something different to do, too! Thanks for asking. :)
I would love to participate. Half marathon
I live in the mountains and it difficult for me to find a training group
I have signed up for a 10K for April next year so would definitely want to start training this Fall. Not sure about the time commitment but will join in as much as I can, this sounds fun!
I'd love to be a part of this- regardless of which training plan. I'll adjust as necessary. I need the moto to run when it's cold.
I'm game; count me in. Really enjoy your emails!
I’d love to do this! I’ve been training for a long distance swim so having been able to run as much as I’d like to (plus my body just cannot deal with running in the heat…) - so once that’s done in a couple of weeks and it’s a bit cooler I’ll be in need of some motivation to get me running again
I'd love to train for a half. I love your inspiration, but time to put it on the road!
Yes! I'm on year two of recovering from an injury and would love to be part of a community training for a half again. I've missed it.
I would love to do this! I don’t have any races planned so would need this motivation!
I haven't tried anything like this before, so I would certainly like to give it a go!
I’m in. I have a half scheduled for October 1 and one for November 20. I learned of a possible scheduling conflict for the Oct. 1 half, but hope it clears up. Would love to see the difference an extra seven weeks of training provides. I look forward to whatever training this group can provide.
I would love to have some extra motivation. I would absolutely love to follow along with others!
While I wouldn't be able to join due to timing, I think you might be a few weeks late with this. Anyone running their goal race in September, October, and even early November are already well into their training plans. Here is an idea: maybe start training for a turkey trot. Everyone can either run a live race or do a virtual with a distance of 5+ miles. We could even submit photos from our turkey trot runs to the group! I have a group of friends who get together to run every Thanksgiving morning. After the run we all have treats to share along with some apple cider mimosas. It's a great way to start Thanksgiving day.
Perfect.........I trained for a Virtual Half (which I completed as a virtual race ) 2 years ago........I have had 3 separate health issues since and just as I get to running again something else happens!!!! I planned on doing a 15K in November last year, only to tear my meniscus the week before the race........ugh!!! This year they are running a 5K, 10K and 15K..........the 10K being a new addition, as I am just starting to run again, (major surgery in June put me back) I am thinking a 15K is too ambitious but 10K sounds like the perfect fit. Thoughts????? I have kept walking, working out, spinning, and have just started running on our high school track which is cushioned. I am ready to move forward!!!!
I have not participated in the past due to personal timing. Right now I am still in need of motivation to move forward. I am only doing a couple days a week. So I would participate. Not sure that I’ll do a 1\2 this year but I do have our T-giving Day 10k to train for. This would also give me a head start on a 1/2 I run in March here in Cincinnati- The Heart Mini Marathon benefiting the AHA.
While I did not do it the last time, I loved reading about it. I'm in, as much as I can be...