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6/23/10 6:26 P

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I think this depends on you. However, with a pre-existing injury, you may have to face it that your pace won't be what you want. I'd forego the 13 mi training and keep it shorter to keep your endurance up but not push your body and do what you can come race-day.

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6/21/10 2:08 P

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Thanks all!

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6/20/10 2:14 A

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I am training for a half marathon right now and in my training log it says the longest walk will be 3 weeks before the marathon and then we taper down to be well rested and strong for the big day. I would just find your pace and walk it. I think the 13 mile walk might be too much before you half marathon. I would keep walking but save your strength and body. emoticon

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6/18/10 12:50 P

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I think you are pushing it too hard and too fast. I have run 1/2 marathons and walked both 5K and 10K.
If you truly want to walk it then just set your pace and stick to it. Find someone who walks at the speed you should be doing with the hip injury. In all the races I ran or walked I found someone, usually a stranger, who I ran/walked with as a pacer.
Now if I walk long distances I put on Salon Pas on my back where it could hurt. Better to be prepared.
Good luck. Remember there will always be another race. This is the ONLY body you will get so take care.


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Hi team! I am asking for advice from those who’ve trained to walk or run a longer distance. I have a moderately painful hip injury and lots of little aches and pains. Working with a PT. (Details on my blog.)The race is three weeks out. I am in good enough shape to walk a half-marathon right now. It might hurt a little, and it wouldn’t be fast, but I could totally do it.

My training schedule calls for a 12-mile walk this weekend. Do I make this weekend my last long walk and just take it slow from there? Or do I wait a week, heal some more, and do the 12-miler next weekend, 2 weeks before the race?

My goal is not to just finish this half-marathon. My goal is to beat my 2008 pace of 16:30 (includes potty stops.) I am sure I can do it—if I can get some of these owies calmed down in the meantime! Thoughts, Sparkfriends?


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