I have signed up for the NJ Long Branch Half Marathon May 3, 2009. I have to officially start training Monday Feb 9th, thats 12 weeks out. I have joined NY Sports Club and I am ready. I also plan to lose 20 pounds during this venture. Wish me luck and I will keep you posted! I met with my trainer on Wed and here it is Saturday and I get more sore as the days go by. But its a good pain!