Originally Posted by 01gt4.6
Robin, right now I'm just walking, outside. No dreadmill for me. When not in pain I usually walk a 15 minute mile. Not too bad for a short, stubby guy I guess. I think the only requirement for the 1/2 is to finish it within 4 hours. I doubt that I'll be able to get under 3 hours this year.
I usually walk/run. I can't run far before my heart is about to explode and jump out my chest (literally). About a 1/4 mile at a time is it for me. In the past I've tried to walk the first 1/2 mile to warm up and then jog a short distance, walk a nice stretch, then jog again. If you've done a triathlon, a 1/2 marathon should be a walk in the park.
Ok I didn't know that there was a 4 hour limit on the 1/2 marathons. Interesting. Not convinced it would be a walk in the park though lol. I only did the mini-tri 300 m swim, 10 k bike, 3 k run, at 49 years old I don't expect to ever reach fitness for a full tri.
Fitday start date 12/9/12
Fitday start weight 190
Highest weight Jan 2009 218
Lowest weight Aug 2009 175
Weight 04/13/13 172.6
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.