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10/22/12 10:09 P

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I have run 18 half marathons in the last 4 years and 3 full. I did a lot of my training with "team in training" and their findings are more injuries happen from over training. They actually do a 10 miler as their longest two weeks before a half. You are definitely ready, at this point it is mostly mental and truly whatever length you choose 8, 10 or 12 you will do great.

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But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.


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10/20/12 1:44 P

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Hello Sparkteam Friends! I completed a few HM with at least 4 months in between - That gives me time to recuperate and work on interval training so I could improve my time. I follow the Hal Higdon Plan and for all level their plans build up the distance to up to 12 miles 2 weeks prior to your HM and only 8km the weekend before the HM. I followed that rule many time and it worked really well for me.
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10/20/12 1:39 P

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Thanks, Natalie!! Appreciate the input. Think I will run one more long one.

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10/20/12 12:47 P

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The Galloway plans have you running 13-14 miles 2 weeks before your HM. Go for it.
I'm not experienced or anything but I'm working on the same plan ;-)

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10/20/12 12:37 P

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Question for you more experienced runners:
I've run two 11 miles and today a 13.5 mile training run. My race is 4 weeks from tomorrow on Nov 18. I'm thinking I need one more long run, but my group thinks 7 or 8 miles is enough. My pace group is going to a nutrition workshop on Nov 3rd, the logical date for the long run. I'll have to run it by myself, but I can do it. Should I? I'm training "to finish", no real time goal.

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