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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ok, my running friends....

Since Princess, I fell off the wagon. I'm back on the training program, and working back toward being ready for the Dumbo Double Dare. (Sept 1)

I signed up for the Space Coast 1/2. (Dec 1)

First question. How do I stay conditioned between races? I don't want to start from scratch, but I think it's unrealistic to think I've got the time to go out and run 13.1 miles every weekend. I've got the Jeff Galloway book "1/2 Marathon: You Can do It!" but I can't find anything about how you stay at that level.

Second question. Has anyone run the Tower of Terror 10 Miler? I keep looking at it, and I know that it's like 90% full, so I'm tempted to just go for it, and sign up. If it doesn't work out, then oh well. I have a bunch of villians that I love, and would love to party/race with, but I'd also hate to be out the $ if I can't make it.

Thoughts?
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2HAMSDIET 5/23/2013 9:02PM

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NATPLUMMER 5/23/2013 5:38PM

    I think long runs of 6-10 miles would be good. Then you can ramp up when it's closer to race day.

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PILOTJESS 5/23/2013 10:12AM

    I've at least kept up my 3 miles 3 times a week, so I'm not totally out of shape...just haven't done any real distance work since the end of Feb.

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PAMDAQTPI 5/23/2013 9:33AM

    I haven't had an 'off season' yet but I really think it's going to depend on if your a speed runner going shorter distances or if you're an endurance runner. I've read that 8-10 miles on a long run on the weekend is a good place to be at for an endurance runner when you're not actively building up for a race. I'd make sure to get in 2 other runs in the week.

When I was trying to decide whether or not to register for my half marathon (wasn't sure if I my body could adapt to the training) I waited and ended up missing early bird pricing. I kick myself for that. I think we'd all hate to be out the money but sometimes it's that or be out of the race. You just have to decide what's the bigger risk, missing the money or missing the race.

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WILEE323 5/23/2013 9:24AM

    During my "off" time, I do 2 shorter runs during the week, then a longer weekend run of 6-10 miles. Usually end up with a couple of 6's, one 8, and one 10 mile long run per month.

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SEABREEZE65 5/23/2013 7:06AM

    I do not run many races during the year.... maybe 2 HMs.
During my non- training cycle I keep a 12-14 mile long run on my calendar for every other week. And then 2 other runs during the week. What isn't included are 800s or other types of speed work. Hope this helps.

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