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AZIMMER12 Posts: 2,958
11/3/09 4:10 P

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Debbie-

You have been doing the miles and Nancy and Vicky defintitely have you covered. You're going to do great and can't wait to hear the results!

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11/2/09 7:43 P

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Nancy,

I have to tell you that I love the test analogy. I am a teacher and what you wrote made me laugh and relax.

Vicky and Nancy - Thanks for the input!

Debbie

10/09 - Komen 5K 30:52
11/09 - Maggie's Place 9K 59:18
11/09 - Iron Girl 10Miler 1:47:28
1/10 - PF Chang's Rock N Roll Half Marathon 2:29:18

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11/2/09 7:03 P

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Debbie,

You should be just fine!!! Do the mileage you are scheduled to do the rest of the week and don't worry about missed runs.

Just like you can't cram for a test you have spent all semester planning for, same is true for this race. Know that you have done the homework and all you have to do is take the test. I wish you GREAT success, you are ready!!!

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11/2/09 6:51 P

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I'd be inclined to forgo the long run and trust that the rest of your training will be enough. After all, missing one long run that is only a mile longer than your next-longest long run shouldn't kill months of training in one swell foop.

At this point you run more of a risk of messing things up by doing too much than too little. I keep telling myself in the last two weeks before a race that I can't do anything to make up for lost training or to improve things, but there are PLENTY of things I could do to completely wreck everything.

Relax and taper!
Cheers!
Vicky

Edited by: VICKYTH at: 11/2/2009 (19:04)
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11/2/09 6:27 P

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Nancy,

Two weekends ago I did 9 miles. That was my first time doing that many. According to the plan I have been following, I am supposed to get about 19 miles in for this week.

Debbie

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11/09 - Maggie's Place 9K 59:18
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11/2/09 6:19 P

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AZ,

This is tough because pushing yourself to make up for a missed LSD will not allow for a good recovery in time for your race.

What is the longest run you have done to date? If you have run at least 7-8 miles you should be just fine as most programs recommend you get at least 70% of the mileage covered. Even though it would have been ideal to cover the distance doing so now may not allow for a good taper-rest and glycogen storage for your muscles. I wish you well!

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11/2/09 6:00 P

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Due to illness I missed a 3 mile run this week and my 10 mile LSD run. I am signed up to run in a 10 mile race in two weeks. So, do I make up for the mileage missed? My longest run this week was supposed to be 5 miles (tapering before the race)but should I make it a longer run.

Thanks for the info. This 10 mile race has been my goal since I started running in June. I have kept to my plan accurately the entire time until now. I am just hoping this doesn't blow all my hard work.

10/09 - Komen 5K 30:52
11/09 - Maggie's Place 9K 59:18
11/09 - Iron Girl 10Miler 1:47:28
1/10 - PF Chang's Rock N Roll Half Marathon 2:29:18

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11/2013 Women's Half Marathon in Scottsdale


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