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One of the best (brief) descriptions I've read on how to approach running for the first time.
Do you have any words of advice for people who would love to incorporate running into their lives but (like me) have trouble making it more than a few blocks at a time?Yes! I do. (A full run-down is here!) My advice is to start with just those few blocks at a time and nothing more. Do that every day for a couple of weeks until you can do ten blocks at a time. And then fifteen, and then twenty! Running is really, really hard when you’re out of practice and if you push yourself to the point where it’s completely miserable you won’t go back and do it again the next day. So go easy on yourself — and make consistency your only priority. As long as you’re getting out there and sticking with a routine the distance and speed will come eventually. (via)
Honestly, I've essentially taken a break from running this year.  I am going to run a very unofficial, low-key half marathon in a few weeks with a friend.  The plan is to meet Saturday morning, run 13.1 miles along the lakefront path, 6.55 miles up and 6.55 miles back, and go have brunch.  It's monetarily free and pressure free.

In order to make sure I can do that, I'm trying to get some longish runs in beforehand.

Pretty sure I'll be fine.  It is ironic that I'm starting to build my mileage as most people are finishing up their running season's in Chicago.

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