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Hello, I am an experienced runner and also a certified coach. Unfortunately there are a lot of myths that circulate about training among runners, etc...I love to help people learn about long distance running and how to train properly. I believe it is never too late to start running, but you do need to learn some basics to be successful and prevent injuries. I would love to answer your questions. Please be specific -just send them to blonderunner@netzero.net.

Sun. Mar 5, 4:58pm

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awesome

you're great to offer your help! i'll be sure to hit you up when i need some advice. all the best, carrieanne.

Sunday, March 05, 2006, 9:09 PM

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It's great that you're willing to be a resource for people. However I do learn interesting and useful things from the posts here, so I have to say I hope people do not stop posting their running questions here even if they also write you. Thanks for the generous offer.

Monday, March 06, 2006, 12:04 AM

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Hi Blonderunner: I would like some advice about running a marathon. I am currently signed up to do a 1/2 marathon in may. i've never done a marathon before and consider myself somewhat of a novice. If I run the 1/2 marathon in May, could I run a full marathon in October?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 10:10 AM

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How much is too much?

Thanks for the offer to answer questions!

I am a true novice...just started running 9 weeks ago. When I started, I could only jog for 10 minutes. I'm currently up to 4.5 miles (those are my long days). I'm giving myself a year to train for a 1/2 marathon, so I'm really not expecting anything to happen fast. And my time doesn't matter to me- my only goal is that I actually jog the entire way.

So...my question. Does it seem reasonable to add about a mile to my long jog every month? I figure if I add 1 mile each month, I'll be up to 14 miles by December and ready for the 1/2 marathon!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 10:37 AM

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Runnersworld.com has alot of great training plans and advice for beginners.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 1:17 PM

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