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November 02, 2008


Barry Brown

I am a masters runner (45) and will run the 2008 Dallas White Rock Marathon this weekend (12/14) for the first second marathon. I only started running about 3 years ago, just to get in shape. I stayed with it, joined a training group last fall and ran my first marathon last February at the 2008 Cowtown in Fort Worth. I missed my goal of 4:15 by only 20 minutes. My goal this weekend is 3:59.59!! In February 2009 I plan to run in the 2009 Cowtown Ultra-Marathon. By the way, I highly reccommend 'Brain Training for Runners' by Matt Fitzgerald. It is an excellent book for runners of any experience and distance. Glad I found your site! Blessings!


In 2009 I want to run a 5k. I've always wanted to run, and I would probably be a runner now if I'd had a coach or knowledgeable friend to get me started. Downhere (and a lost dog by the interstate) actually inspired me to get started this year. I'm losing weight and going to the gym regularly. I'm doing incremental run walks for 45 minutes several times a week. No shin-splints for several months now and longer/faster runs. Maybe in 2009 I can 5K at your 4hr marathon... I'll take Liam in the stroller. :)


To start running again and keep going: after a missions trip to Uganda and some conviction about gluttony I've lost ten pounds, and maybe that will keep the swollen knees and stress fractures away.


That's only 1 Porta-Potty for every 5,661 people. Remind me never to spectate a marathon.


To run a 5k in the spring - 8 k by the fall. Just started back running a couple of months ago. Up to 2 mi now. (I just turned 48). But, I think the categories of these things should be by weight not age :-)


Run a 5K in less than 30 minutes.
Run a half marathon in 2:45.
Maybe run a marathon.

I'm trying to prioritize my goals so I know how to train this winter.


Run a 5K in less than 30 minutes.
Run a half marathon in 2:45.
Maybe run a marathon.

I'm trying to prioritize my goals so I know how to train this winter.


I finished a 1/2 marathon yesterday. I am pretty sore right now. Next year I hope to run the same race but not take so long to do it. (2:20:57)


Within the past couple of months, I've run my first three 5Ks and my goal for 2009 is to at least run a half-marathon. But, I am using Jeff Galloway's 32 week marathon training schedule in hopes of actually completing a marathon in 2009! It's great to be able to read about your running, it's both encouraging and inspiring!


Considering the fact that I am not a marathon runner, my goals are just to run and get back into shape. Things had really been shaping up for me, then it got way too hot in Florida to run so once I started getting into it, things were brought to a screeching halt.

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