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Running your first half? Here's everything you need to know:

Running your first half? Here's everything you need to know:

I'm 47 years old, I weigh 266 pounds, and I'm a long-haul truck driver. I've set a goal to run my first half-marathon in one year. I've cut out fried foods as best I can, but you are probably aware of dietary problems truckers face on the road. What is your advice on setting a realistic goal finish time considering the demands of my job? Thanks. –Trey Hi, Trey. Congratulations on several accounts. One, for setting a goal that will serve as your motivational carrot this year. And two, giving yourself a year to accomplish it. Both are wise strategies for setting yourself up for success on your journey down the road. Now, let's get to the heart of your question. There will be a point in time when you'll be able to guesstimate a finish time (give or take several minutes). But thinking about that now is a little like guessing how long it will take you to drive a load from New Y...

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