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ZORBS13
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6/1/13 9:20 P

Run base mileage (25 mpw) is good guideline. Easy miles, practice running regularly.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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6/1/13 6:56 P

Yes, I'd back off on your mileage for now and then ramp things up as the race gets a little closer. Your plan sounds like a good one.

Coach Jen



EBGOODMAN
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6/1/13 6:34 P

Thanks, I figured that part out. I was just wondering what would be best for my workouts in the interim.



ZORBS13
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6/1/13 6:21 P

Most half marathon programs are 12-16 weeks in length. Pick one and count backwards from your race day.



EBGOODMAN
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6/1/13 5:55 P

I have made the commitment to run my first half marathon in November 2013. I have been running for about 2 years and have completed a few 5k and 10k races. About 4 weeks ago I started following a half training program just to get my mileage moving forward. I did a 10 mile run this morning and am pacing just over 10 minute miles. I realize that since my race isn't until November, I may be doing too much right now and will be over-done by the time the race rolls around. Should I back off a little for the summer months, logging 3 or 4 shorter runs mixed with cross-training and weight lifting, and then bump back up in September? I would love any thoughts or experience anyone has to share!



 
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