So, I'm working on my triathlon skills, even though I don't see a triathlon in my future until next year. But, I've just picked up swimming and biking and I'm enjoying both. They've done some great things for my body.
I was out on injury for 4 weeks (non-weight bearing) so I couldn't run, which is where the interest in swimming and tri came from in the first place. But, now I'm working back into running and I have my first ever half marathon scheduled for October 20th.
I'm a little on the fence right now about whether I should temporarily quit swimming and biking until after my half marathon and focusing mainly on running. I am very far behind in my training for this half, in terms of mileage. Before the accident, I'd worked up to a 7-mile long run. I have 6 weeks to build from essentially a 3-mile long run (my max so far) up to a 13-mile long run. I am feeling a lot of pressure.
Is swimming and biking going to take all the energy out of my body that should be directed towards miles running and strength training only????
What do you think? Especially those that have run half marathons before. What would you do if you only had 6 weeks to train for a half marathon?
Granted, I'm not planning on running the ENTIRE course...run/walk is fine...but I'd love to finish in less than 3.5 hours and I run very slow (15 min/mile) and walk even slower. Advice?
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