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5/17/12 6:41 P

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Hi WILLOWWREN,

This is tough...because even after 2 weeks of no running, your body will begin to experience some detraining issues, HOWEVER, because you had been training for weeks before your break, it will also rebound faster. That being said, I do not recommend that you return to running 6 days a week. Remember the body makes the adaptation to running when you are NOT running, so you do not want to over-tax your muscles, bones and connective tissue.

Remember too, that you can't make up for missed workouts. Do your best to slowly integrate back to running (maybe running every other day). Your goal is to toe the starting line healthy and just know that while you may have to change your goal, giving your body time to recondition will get you back to running in no time.

CONGRATS on your graduation!

RUN SPARK STRONG!
Coach Nancy

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5/17/12 6:32 P

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I have been training for a half marathon since March and I was up to long runs of 9 miles and was running 6 days a week when I took a 2 week break to study for my final exams and graduate from college. Now I am trying to get back on track so that I can be prepared for my half marathon on June 16th. Unfortunately, I am having trouble getting back into the swing of running. My legs are getting sore more easily and I am having trouble with the idea that I can not run as far as I could 2 weeks ago. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get back into things so I can reach my goal? The half has a 14 min/mile time constriction so I am really nervous. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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