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2/11/09 3:02 P

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I think that everyone already covered everything. Good luck on your 10k and your 1/2!

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10/5 - Susan B. Korman - 5k - 33:17
11/16 - Rock n' Roll San Antonio - Half - 2:42:07
5/3 - Lincoln Half - 2:25:55
5/25 - Boys Town Memorial Day Run - 5 miles - 51:19
6/13 - Maryville 5k - 28:20
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2/11/09 2:13 P

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JB - You have plenty of time to build your miles. Good luck on your 10K!

Alysia :)

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2/11/09 1:43 P

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That's great that you have another one planned already. That gives you plenty of time to alter your training and tweak what worked and didn't work the first time around!

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2/11/09 1:22 P

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Thank you all for the responses. My half is May 3rd and until January I was running regularly, but rarely more then 3 miles at a time, less than 10 miles a week. Since then my mileage is 10-12 miles a week so far and my long run has been 5.4 miles. Monday will be my first 10k ever! I guess I'll stick with the training plan as written and see how it goes. I'm planning on another half in September so I guess I'll determine whether I want to use the same plan or find one with longer runs included.

4/25/09- 5K- 26:44
5/3/09- half marathon #1- 2:25:00
5/23/09- 5 mile race- 46:44
8/13/09- sprint triathlon-1:32:08
9/27/09- half marathon #2-2:24:05


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2/11/09 12:50 P

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My training group has done 2 x 14 milers. I'll be doing the AT&T Half this weekend and I feel totally prepared. Personally, I've found something happens after 10 miles that is best to experience in a training run vs. the day of the race.

Shan - Good luck at the race!

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2/11/09 11:34 A

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For me:

10 for a half marathon
20 for a full marathon

Everyone is different. Push yourself further if you feel the need. However, remember that you could injure yourself if you push too hard.

I follow the Hal Higdon Intermediate II plan. I believe he says to run 10 for the half and 3 20's before the full.

Run Strong!
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2/11/09 10:25 A

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Training programs differ. Some will train over the target distance, Some will only go up to around 10 miles. I train my group for the target distance, and we hit at least 12 miles at least 1X prior to our target event (some will do a half marathon 3 weeks prior, as a training run).

What you need to remember is that whatever your training program, it is designed to prepare you for your event by helping you build your base mileage, strength and endurance. When you think about it, by the end of your program, you will have done the distance - in total - a couple of times, or more, over.

People do hit the proverbial wall, and it can happen at the longest distance you've done in your training runs. However, it doesn't have to spell disaster or defeat. Just draw upon your training, pace yourself and you'll be fine.

It's not unheard of to add a mile to a few long runs prior to your race day, as long as you also plan those well enough in advance to accommodate your taper period. The main thing you want to avoid is overuse injury.

Once you've done your HM, review your lessons learned from the experience and keep moving forward.

You should be fine. When's your event?

Alysia :)

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2/11/09 9:03 A

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How long have you been running, and what's your typical weekly mileage like?

My concern would be that adding a few miles on to your longer training runs could be "too much, too soon" if you have not been running for that long or if weekly mileage is not that high.

If you can run 10 miles before the race, you will be fine the day of the race, as long as you pace yourself appropriately.

Good luck!

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2/11/09 8:32 A

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How far out is your half? I'm already up to 8.5 but I'm hoping to be at a comfortable 20 by the time my first 1/2 comes up at the end of the year

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5K - 29:54
4 Miles - 45:00
10K 1:05:44
15K 1:48:42
30K 3:59:34
13.1 2:36:16
26.2 5:43:31 (shattered by 21 minutes!)

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* San Diego Rock N Roll 13.1
*Make It By Midnight 13.1
*Savannah Rock N Roll 13.1
*Paint the Town 5K
*Space Coast 26.2
*Las Vegas Rock N Roll 13.1


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2/11/09 8:29 A

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JB,

My longest training one was 12 miles for both my halves and I did just fine. I have read where others have only trained 9 miles and they did fine, too. The most important thing is to go by your training schedule because this will allow you to arrive to the starting line ready to go.

Pacing yourself (which is why I love my Garmin-didn't have it for my first 1/2 but did for the second one) is VERY important...just make sure you start out slower than you feel you should go and you should do just fine.

BEST OF LUCK and...

HAPPY SPARK RUNNING!
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2/11/09 7:49 A

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I know that some training schedules have 10 miles as the longest distance before the half marathon and some go as high as 15. The one I've got (from Runner's World) only goes up to 10 miles and I'm wondering whether I'll really be able to add a 5K to my longest training distance on race day. That seems like a very big jump. Anyone else completed this training distance and then been fine or had troubles during the race? I'm not really sure how I'd change the schedule, unless I just add a mile or two to the last two long runs. Thanks.

4/25/09- 5K- 26:44
5/3/09- half marathon #1- 2:25:00
5/23/09- 5 mile race- 46:44
8/13/09- sprint triathlon-1:32:08
9/27/09- half marathon #2-2:24:05


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