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Running Background:

I consider myself a beginner runner and I primarily run for fitness. I started running to lose weight, which I did, but I enjoyed being out on long runs so much, I just stuck with it.


I used the Runner's World Smart Coach to create a training program. I trained for 5 months and I averaged 16 miles per week.

The best advice I received during my training was that the long runs are the most important run of the week. Don't skip them...

Race Day:

The 2006 Crazy Horse Half Marathon was better than expected. It was a fun race, downhill on a nice, soft trail. Starting at Crazy Horse Memorial was beautiful and the race is unique in that the Mt. Rushmore course runners merged with us around mile 10 to the finish.


I didn't have any problems with my recovery.

Running Gear Recommendations:

ASICS Gel-Kinsei Running Shoes
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Tips/Words of Encouragement:

Find a group to train with if possible, it makes the experience more enjoyable.

Plans to Run Another:

I'm planning to run another half marathon.

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