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6/9/12 8:56 P

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You were supposed to run 10 miles, but *only* ran 8.8?

No worries. You will be just fine. :)

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6/9/12 6:36 A

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You will be fine for your next long run.
If needed - just slow down.
You are building endurance on long runs!!!

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6/8/12 10:28 P

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You will be fine :)! good luck!

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6/8/12 4:54 P

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The training plans I've seen recommend that after you reach a certain distance (e.g., 7 miles when training for a half), that you start alternating between "long" and "semi-long" distances for your long run. For example, 8 miles, 6 miles, 9 miles, 7 miles, 10 miles, 8 miles. Also, my sister (who has done a lot of HMs and a few marathons), recommends that your longest run occur no later than 3 weeks before your race (and preferably 4 weeks before your race). That way, your body can start to repair itself and build back up so you're in good form for the race.


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6/8/12 2:56 P

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You will be fine. Your training schedule is a guideline and you have been consistent. Continue with your schedule. I got sick when I was training and had to adjust my training. By race day my long run was only at 9 miles and I ran the whole half. It was a great experience! Have fun on race day.... emoticon

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6/8/12 2:46 P

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You will be fine! I followed the Galloway program which had me running 14 miles before my first HM. A training program is a guideline - nothing is cut in stone. Try not to worry.

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6/8/12 12:57 P

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You'll be fine! What plan are you using? Most I've seen stop at 10 and then taper anyway.

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I am so worried! I have a half marathon July 7th (4 weekends from now) that I have been training for very hard for a very long time. The training schedule says I was supposed to run 10 miles today, since this was going to be my long run day. Last weekend I ran 9 miles on my long day. BUT today I got lost and only ran 8.8 miles rather than 10. Next weekend on my long run the schedule says I am supposed to run 11 miles. Am I able to run that or did I mess up my schedule? I know it is supposed to add a mile each long run to build the endurance for the race.

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