Perhaps itís just jitters, but even though Iíve had faith in my plan all summer, Iím interested in your advice on how to handle my last 2 weeks before my first half marathon. Yeah, this is another tapering question, but with a twist.
At http://running-advice.com/blog/?p=1238, English remarks that, ďThere are times when athletes may come up to a race and not have been training for a long time consistently ó for example if an injury interrupts their training ó they may need little no recovery (and in fact might need to pursue additional training opportunities right up to the time of the race).Ē
I think this might be me. In the last month, Iíve only been able to stick to about 60% of my training plan (a family illness, a bit of travel, and then a major flood). Last Saturdayís 12 mile run, which was supposed to be my last long run before the Oct 2nd HM, was a bearóquads and hams were complaining at mile 8 and almost giving up at mile 11. I finished slowly, hobbled a bit for the rest of the day, but have felt fine in the 2 days following.
How might I modify my training plan for the next 2 weeks so that I'm as ready as I can be, without exhausting my body right before the HM? Currently plan is:
This week: Two 5-mile runs, 2 cross-training days, and an 8 mile run on Saturday.
Next week: Three 3-mile runs, rest and stretch on Fri & Sat, HM on Sunday.
Maybe the right thing to do is to keep the workouts as-is, but at strong (yet not injury-producing) intensity?
Edited by: KAREN_NY at: 9/19/2011 (16:51)
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