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11/27/13 1:46 P

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I agree with others: 6 weeks is plenty of time! Good for you for being cautious and giving races serious thought. Happy running!!

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11/26/13 5:13 P

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first of all congrats on the fantastic loss! that is epic :)

About the racing... just my gut feeling considering your fitness level, it probably will not be an issue BUT, if I were in your shoes, I would pick one to be race/goal pace and the other to be finished with a smile and a good finishline picture. Physically I believe it could prove difficult to peak effectively for both events to shoot for PR or a time goal so I would go for one or the other and use the other to have fun.

just my two cents :)

have a great race and congrats :)

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11/22/13 2:21 P

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I think 6 weeks is completely reasonable!

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11/22/13 2:44 A

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Thanks, Timothy. I was thinking the same thing! I'll just do it and see what happens!

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11/22/13 12:57 A

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The great thing I like about the half marathon distance, aside from the fact that I can run it before I get entirely bore with the whole thing, is that the recovery is much shorter than for a full marathon. You can run two in a week ... Sunday and Saturday. So if you are training for it, you should not have a problem with two in six-weeks.

There really is only one way to find out if that is something for you. Do it. If it's too much, don't do it again.

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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11/21/13 11:36 A

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I don't see why it would be a problem. You should be able to run and recover then run again quite easily within a 6 week period as long as you don't pick up an injury.

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11/21/13 9:40 A

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Most HMers training year-round should have no problem with race-pace HMs 2 weeks apart. It's when there is a shorter gap that I'd do the first at an easy pace. But 6 weeks? Don't even know why you're asking - unless I'm misinterpreting your question.

The 35 lbs loss (congrats!) could be significant. But your blog is private (completely understandable) so it's hard to get a grasp on the quality of loss (are you sure it was all fat?), what your training is really like, how has it affected your performance in shorter races, etc.

There are online calculators that will suggest the amount of improvement you might look for. For example www.runningforfitness.org/calc/diet/
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11/21/13 12:43 A

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Two Springs ago, I did my first half marathon. Last Spring, I did my second. I've decided now that I'd like to do at least one half every year. For 2014, I committed to a half with a friend at the end of April. Shortly after, my boyfriend said he wanted to do one together that is at the beginning of March, before knowing about the first that I had committed to. They are six weeks apart, so I feel I could reasonably do them both. I have been running consistently, so I keep my endurance year-round to not be starting from scratch for training. I have also lost 35 pounds and gotten in significantly better shape since those first two, so I expect to do them with a little more ease. I expect to do the first one in March a little more leisurely, so I thought about using it as more of a training run for the second half in April, as opposed to running them both hard. What do you runners out there think? Is it reasonable?

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