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5/21/12 8:59 A

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Thanks for all the tips. I'm beginning a new plan and mileage will be low (4-6) for the next 6 weeks or so, so I think it's manageable for now. When it gets to be more than 8, I'll probably work something out with the hubby.

As for Wednesday or Thursday, Hal Hidgon's intermediate plans has a run 1 day before the long run, so I'm not convinced that you must rest day before a long run. He does have a rest day before a race. I'll try initially Thursdays then will adjust the plan as my mileage increases.

Thanks again!

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5/20/12 10:03 P

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This is not some religion, as much as it may seem to be, where Sunday is sacred. Actually, I consider Sunday to be special. I go to Mass on Sunday morning so I have no time for an early run and I reserve the rest of the day for my family. Saturdays were working for me, but She(WMBO) was unhappy with me taking most of my morning with a long run. So I was left with Friday. Still do it in the morning, but then I am flexible enough that I can.

What difference does it make?

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5/20/12 7:51 P

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Do what works best for you and your schedule. I'm better in the morning when I'm well rested and also it's cooler. Good luck with whatever you do. I say give it a try!

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5/20/12 5:19 P

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My Best runs have alway's been the early morning ones

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5/20/12 5:14 P

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I do my weekly runs in the evening after work and that is ok but a long run after an 8 hour day of work, I'm just too worn out plus now the temps are just too high for that. I get up early on Sat morning (6ish) and run then.




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5/20/12 3:26 P

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I tried the Fri evening long run with a few run friends, but I was too energy and couldnt sleep. I have to work Sat

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I would strongly encorage the rest day prior to a LSD. Other than that I think it really is what works best for you.

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STELA731's Photo STELA731 Posts: 1,299
5/20/12 2:42 P

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Was wondering if anyone out there do long runs on Friday evenings instead of Saturday or Sunday mornings? My problem is I have 3 kids and my husband works retail and his weekend scheduled varies week to week. Sometimes he's off Saturday, sometimes Sunday, and it's really stressful planning my weekly runs ahead of time to figure out if this week's going to be Saturday or Sunday. I normally run 4 times per week, so I was thinking that maybe I could do Mon, Tue, Thu & Friday LSD. Or, perhaps as I increase my LSD mileage, Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri to rest 1 day before the long run.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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