Except, I don't train. Ever. Actually, that's a bit of a lie. I have been training for Race the Reaper (a six-mile, bad-butt obstacle course) for the last three months. It has taken me three months, at three - four times a week, 3 sets of 12 reps, each time, of pull downs, dips, chin-up, pull-ups, pull-backs, pull-overs, and push-outs, JUST to get to 30 pounds on the assisted chin-up/dip/pull-up machine. Yup, I'm going to die. But, back to the half marathon...it's in December. It's on pavement. I'm a trail runner. I run an average of 15 miles a week, and had worked my way up to being able to do it in one 10 mile and one 5 mile, for four consecutive weeks. Then it got to hot to run at all. So, now, I have to purposefully start doing some pavement runs. And, I kinda already have. And, it just so happens that my new, regular running "trail" is more hard and flat, than it is anything else. And my body has alerted me to my excrutiatingly weak gluteus medius muscles - which only really bother me when I run on flat surfaces, though I'm not really sure why that is. I have already added on exercises for them to my strength training regimen. I also recently (two weeks ago) started doing weighted squats. I'm up to 20 lbs and could easily do more, but am holding off for another week. That will really help, as well. My only goal is to finish (no time goals, not even cut-off) without injury. I signed up for it on a whim - WTH is wrong with me? (I will have my husband get out the excel spreadsheet, for that list...).