I like to sneak up on my long run mileage too. In fact, I increase one mile at a time and then take a "cutback" every 3 weeks (especially over 10miles), so the sequence might be: 8,9,10,8,11,12,9,13,14...you get the idea. Of course that also elongates most training programs so I need to plan extra time to get ready.
Anyway, good luck on your HM and enjoy your training! Naomi
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I could NOT run as slow as I was supposed to. I tried, I tried really hard and I just couldn't do it. So I was thinking of increasing the mileage slower would help.
I do believe the hydration and fueling I had down really good.
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The jump from 8 to 6 shouldn't be a problem IF you're doing your long runs slowly enough and eating/hydrating properly. But if you're doing 6 at your 10K race pace and expect to extend it to 8, then you'll encounter problems.
PS: Never heard of a 10 nautical mile race. Ok, I just googled it. That's so unique!
What's the HM you're thinking of?
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Thanks for all the replies!
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I have sometimes extended Jeff's training weeks just to fit a race schedule.... It seems to work okay!
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You sound like you're on your way. And do some shorter races during your training. 5k and 10k are lots of fun.
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Congrats on the toying - though I will warn you they are addictive LOL Listen to your body - you know you better than anyone else.....and most importantly - HAVE FUN!!
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Great idea--sounds like you're ready. About the training program--it's not set in stone. If you feel like you would do better if you do 6, then 7, then 8 instead of 6, 6, 8, then go for it. Make it work for you. Best of luck and happy running!
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Well the half marathon is only about 10% longer than the 10 nautical miles. So if you could handle that race, you should have no problem moving up to the half. Keep us posted.
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Well I am toying with doing my first half. I have done two 5Ks a 10K and 10 nautical mile (11.52 miles) in '11. no races in '12.
I certainly have found that if I don't have a goal of some sort, then I don't run as much.
The half I am looking at limits at 400 for the 1/2 and 10K. last year there was 275 entrants, so smaller is better for your first I have heard.
I have used the Jeff Galloway 1/2 training plan, but I think the mileage jumped too quickly for me and was going to modify it a bit. Basically where he has you running about 6 miles for 2 weeks, then jumps you to 8 miles. I think I'd be better off doing 6 miles, then 7, then 8..we'll see.
Okay.. I'm blabbering
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