Sounds like a GREAT plan to me! Just make sure that those runs this week are easy ones and take a couple days off running or lower body work the days right before your event. You want your legs as fresh and rested as possible. You're going to do !!! Can't wait to read your report.
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I'd be confident with your long run milage that you'll be more than fine for the half. Just don't go out to fast, try to run as fast or slightly faster the second half.
Not that I recommend it, but I ran my 2nd half yesterday and my long run the last 4 months was 8 miles. The guy who was second in the full had never ran a full or half before. Might be extreme, but just saying.
Trust in the training you've already done...it won't let you down. Keep those legs fresh, maybe run a couple of short 3 milers this week, and take it easy! I'm sorry to hear of the death in your family. The biggest part of this eating battle is realizing that you have fallen into old habits this week. It's one week...one week in 8 months of the new you is not a setback, just a little blip.
YOU can do this. Have an awesome first half...there is nothing like it! Looking forward to hearing how it goes!
Enjoy your race but more importantly take this week and the low mileage and make sure you are really ready to run the race. If you are not mentally ready for it, consider what is best for you giving the death.
Good luck no matter what your decision is. If you run, try to enjoy it.
totally agree with on2victory. You cannot cram your mileage into the last week. I just ran my 1st HM last Saturday and I put all my trust in the training I accomplished over the few months & it worked. I finished faster than I planned and felt great running. Enjoy the race for all it's worth. Sorry about the family death. I hope you're OK.
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That sounds like a good plan to me. Take it easy your last week. Keep your legs as fresh as possible and believe in the training you have put in already. Unlike school, there is no such thing as cramming when it comes to mileage. Fresh legs will allow you to run as the best you possible and let you finish with a big smile. Rest is not a 4 letter word...
My first half marathon is next Sunday. I did 11 miles three weeks ago, 10 miles two weeks ago, and 8 miles yesterday for long runs. I've bumped up my shorter runs during the week to two 3 milers and a five miler. I was planning to do a 3 miler this week and a 4 miler this week to just give my legs a rest so I'm fresh for Sunday. Does this sound like an okay plan?
I also had a death in my family this past week, which has sparked this awful eating habit that I haven't seen in over 8 months and 50lbs ago. I'm planning to get all of that nonsense back in check this week also.
I'd love some week-prior tips if anybody would like to share them.
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