Comment on Half Marathon Training Begins Today by OB @ Out of State Investor.
Congrats on deciding to run a half marathon! I ran my first half marathon almost a year ago. You’ve got a good training regimen. Starting out slowly and incrementally adding more distance is exactly what I did too. Also, having your last long distance run no closer than 2 weeks from race day is a great idea. The only trouble I found with my training is that as I approached race day after several months of running outdoors, I started to have knee pain. My knees weren’t problematic during the short runs early on in my training, but as I got closer to race day and began to run those 7 – 10 mile long runs, my knees really started to become a problem. The day of the half marathon my knees were shot by about mile 6, but I pushed through and finished in quite a bit of pain. Maybe this is obvious to some runners, but I learned to run more on the balls of my feet as opposed to striking with my heel. The type of shoes can make a difference as well. So my advice since you haven’t run in some years, take it slow and listen to your body. Invest in some good shoes that will help you run in a way that won’t injure you. Good luck!
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FinCon is Not a Typical Industry Conference
You should definitely consider going. I only started blogging this year and literally discovered FinCon only a few weeks before the event took place. Once my schedule actually cleared because a work trip got postponed and realizing that FinCon would be in SD (only a few hours drive from LA), I had no excuse not to go.
I am so glad that I decided to go. I’ve been to a lot of industry conferences in the engineering field and FinCon was unlike any conference I’ve been to. First of all, people loved being there and talking with you no matter what level your blog was at. I truly felt people had a common shared goal in lifting everyone up. I’m not big on networking, but this conference didn’t ever feel like a networking event.
So being in Dallas next year and if it’s in your neck of the woods, I’d say go for it. I’ve already bought my ticket for next year!