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RUNNINGAWAYINTN Posts: 473
9/18/12 10:07 A

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I have a half marathon this Saturday. So this past Saturday I did a 6-mile run. Cleaned house on Sunday (trust me, it's a work out). Ran 3 miles yesterday. Rest today. Run 3 miles Wednesday and also a one-hour yoga class. Thursday some light strength training or cardio (like bike or elliptical). Rest on Friday. I try and take it easy the week before, but don't want to just do nothing all week...I find that if I keep my legs moving without pushing them too hard all week, that is what works best for me. :) Good luck on your race!!

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9/16/12 1:47 P

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In the week before a long-ish (ie 10K or more) race, I usually limit my cardio workouts to every other day, max 30 minutes, and take the day before the race off. I might still keep up with my daily walking commute (15 minutes in each direction) on top of that schedule, but I try to be very careful not to overdo it walking on the day before a big race. I also cut back on my strength training a bit.

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9/15/12 4:50 A

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Thanks for the answers - I realized after I posted that because of my schedule there's probably no way I can get a swim in on Monday. Darn. A run would be doable.

Can't swim Friday because we'll be driving up to Montreal, where the HM is.

Running the US one state & HM at a time & hoping to raise money for good causes at the same time

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9/14/12 11:05 P

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I was told to run three or four days a week with no more than two days rest in between. For me that's M, W, Fr (long) with Sa or Su optional, but one at least must be off.

I swim on the alternate Su, Tu, Th and maybe Fr.

And it works for me so your schedule sounds good.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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9/14/12 1:15 P

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This sounds like a good schedule to me. Since your race is on Sunday and not Saturday, you might even think about doing a swim on Friday. It really depends on how refreshed you feel from one day to the next.

Good luck on your HM.

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9/14/12 1:12 P

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Sounds great to me, anything should be easy, running and swimming. emoticon

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9/14/12 11:37 A

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So I joined USAFIT & had a pretty good training experience. Feeling pretty strong & maybe faster, if still pretty slow (like a 13mm would make me happy).

My HM is next Sunday. I've been running M, T & W with my long runs on Saturdays.

Next week I was thinking of swimming M & W (I've been swimming Wednesdays) & running only T & Tr next week, both short, easy runs.

Any opinions?

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