This is a new feature on  I’m not sure many people will come to me for training advice.  I’m not one who will finish quickly.  I’m just determined to finish it.  I was not fast as a kid.  So, there’s no need to aim higher now. 

I base my training now on guidance from a few Bricks-to-Bricks training programs before my first few Mini-Marathons.  The program helped establish guidelines for weekly mileage and how to handle injuries that might develop. 

I also appreciated the encouragement from the coaches.  One, local running legend Tom Hathaway, reminded us that we are athletes.  Running the Mini is physical test — even pro athletes can’t do it wthout the proper training.  So, no matter when we cross the finish line,  just crossing it is an achievement.

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  • Tricia

    I just came across this series of blog posts and am so excited to see it! I am extremely nervous about running my first mini and will truly be happy just to finish it. Your tips about the day before the race and the day of the race are very helpful. :)

  • 33940 Girl

    How many people finished mini-marathon?

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