For all but one of my other HMs, I ran 12 miles every weekend up to the weekend of my race (for about 4 or 5 weekends). This is the first year that I will be "tapering", which is freaking me out a little. I guess I will see how I feel next week and either go 10 or 12.25 based on how I feel.
Thanks for all the feedback.
Edited by: MBSHAZZER at: 10/27/2008 (09:16)
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I too have done some reading for my training. I agree that you should just stick to your plan. Don't worry about making up the miles. You need to taper so that you will peak on race day!! Just my opinion.
"It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit." -George Sheehan
I would stick to your plan. You'll need to give yourself that mental and physical taper. My last half, the farthest I ran before was 9 miles. I averaged 20 miles a week total. I ran a pr (1:46). It looks like you have enough long runs in to get past the mental barrier in the half. I would focus on quality runs now.
I'm still really new..just completed my 1st 1/2 2 weeks ago but I have been reading tons and what I got from most training books is to not try to make up the miles of one missed run...just stick to the plan!!! So that being said, I would STICK TO THE PLAN!!! Do the 10 on the 1st and 8 on the 8th!!!
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