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3/23/11 2:56 P

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Yeah, I think it should be fine! emoticon

-Savannah

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3/23/11 2:51 P

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Savannah, I am also doing Hal Higdon's training plan and modified it to fit my extended lead time and distance I was already running. I added miles in 1/2 mile increments instead. I think if you keep the integrity of the LSD runs, you can make the schedule fit what you need/want.

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3/22/11 10:26 A

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You are exactly right! I am following Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Plan for Novices and it has a 5K and 10K race in it. Sounds like it is VERY workable! emoticon

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3/22/11 8:44 A

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In the "For What it's Worth" Department -- I did this last fall. I trained for a Half Marathon in December but started early. I was essentially "finished" with the training 6 to 8 weeks before the race and I simply extended it by increasing the LSD from 12 to 14 miles and adding a mile to some of the shorter runs. There was a local 5K that I really wanted to run in early October. I did. I won my age group (not a big deal since it was a very small field) but more importantly I set my PR for this distance and if I recall correctly I improved on my previous PR fairly significantly. Two weeks later I also ran a 10 miler that to this day is still the best race I have ever run (in my limited running career). I wouldn't substitute multiple 5K's for LSD's but one or two shouldn't hurt. In fact, lots of training plans actually call for them.

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3/22/11 12:21 A

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You can run before as well as after your 5K. Personally, I would volunteer for the 5K and then do the long run.

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3/21/11 11:06 P

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Well, that is also what I was considering... switching the long run with the regular run during the week. I just realized this might be an issue after all... We are supposed to get 8-14" of snow tomorrow. Not sure how much of that will melt by Saturday... (And, I don't run in snow.)

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3/21/11 10:48 P

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I've actually taken a couple of vacation days off from work so I could do my long run on Friday when I had a 5 or 10K on Sunday. It was worth it. At other times I've just know that I was just doing the 5Ks for fun and take it easy since I put in so many miles the day before.

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3/21/11 10:13 P

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Coach Nancy, You always have the best advice! emoticon Sometimes, we want to do it all and feel invincible. Thanks for the reminder to play it safe and concentrate on what is important!

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3/21/11 10:12 P

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emoticon I should be able to do that. I do not have many 5Ks before my 1/2 marathon.

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3/21/11 10:03 P

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Savannah,

Your LSD runs are the most important runs in your training for your 1/2 marathon, therefore, make sure you get them in. That being said, if you want to do some 5Ks and add mileage afterward, that would be OK, HOWEVER, and this is a big HOWEVER, you want to run your 5K race at the same pace as your LSD runs. The reason, if you run your 5Ks too fast, you blow through your glycogen stores and will have a difficult time finishing up your LSD runs without bonking, or hitting the wall.

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3/21/11 9:58 P

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Right now, since I just started running, I don't think it is a huge deal.. this week I could probably move my long run. But, as I get more into my training, I'd be really sad that I'd have to trade my long run in for 5Ks. I really like 5Ks!

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3/21/11 9:56 P

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I've not done that,but after my 10K in January, I saw people who'd finished the 10K continue for more miles. Later, I talked to someone on SP who was one of them. Her & her friend had a set # of miles they needed for the day. So, they ran the 10K and then ran some more. I think that'd be a great way to get in the fun of the competition, work on some speed, and still continue your long runs!

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Feb 9 - Pedaling the Prairie, 45 miles
Feb 16 - Lions Club Bike Ride, 46.5 miles
Mar 3 - The Great Plane Ride, 25 hilly miles
Aug 18 - TriGirl Sprint Duathlon
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3/21/11 9:51 P

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My long runs are on Sundays.. but there are 5Ks that I want to participate in on Saturdays. What is the best way to handle this situation? Can I run the 5K than run more afterwards to get all my mileage in?

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