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9/4/12 6:26 A

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3 weeks is plenty of time off, especially if you treat this first HM as a training run for the second race. So take it easy during the first HM: give yourself permission to walk if you really need to, stay near the back of your corral, and focus your attention on your pace (starting too fast feels great until you have to end too slow). As for the 11-mile run, that should be plenty as well. Just be sure to use that 11-miler as a dress rehearsal for the HM by wearing the same clothes, hydrating/eating at the same mile markers, and running part of the course if possible. If nothing else, these two things will really help with pre-race jitters!


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9/1/12 2:14 P

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I have done HMs 3 weeks apart, and even 2 weeks apart. 11 miles is enough of a long run for a HM.

I would run the first race, take the next week easy with about a 5-6 mile long run, then do a 10-12 long run the next weekend, and a 8-10 mile run the weekend before the race.

Of course, everyone is different, but this has worked for me in the past. I should probably mention that I mostly participate, not race hard.

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8/31/12 3:25 P

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Have you been following a training plan? If so, provide a link that will better help us understand your training.

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8/30/12 7:59 P

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Hi all,

I'm scheduled to run a half on October 13th. Is it ok to run another half 3 weeks before? My longest run so far is 8.5 miles, and the first race is in 3 weeks which means my longest run before that race would be 11.

Thoughts?

If that is enough time between races, how do I train for those 3 weeks in between?

Thanks!

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