Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
SUSANGLAU1's Photo SUSANGLAU1 SparkPoints: (4,034)
Fitness Minutes: (1,902)
Posts: 56
10/22/12 10:09 P

Send Private Message
Reply
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.

Isaiah 40:31
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.


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
6
12
18
24
JULIA_RUN2SMILE's Photo JULIA_RUN2SMILE Posts: 1,475
10/20/12 1:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.
Best of luck with your emoticon - where and when?
emoticon emoticon emoticon
Julia

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."




38 Days until:  Back to school
 
50
37
25
12
0
SLENDERELLA61's Photo SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (183,338)
Fitness Minutes: (127,610)
Posts: 8,718
10/20/12 1:39 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks, Natalie!! Appreciate the input. Think I will run one more long one.

Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!


 current weight: -2.2  under
 
5
2.5
0
-2.5
-5
NATPLUMMER's Photo NATPLUMMER SparkPoints: (219,123)
Fitness Minutes: (162,025)
Posts: 31,589
10/20/12 12:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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 ;-)

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


 July Minutes: 63
 
0
625
1250
1875
2500
SLENDERELLA61's Photo SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (183,338)
Fitness Minutes: (127,610)
Posts: 8,718
10/20/12 12:37 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!


 current weight: -2.2  under
 
5
2.5
0
-2.5
-5
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other 13.1 miles ..CAUSE I'M ONLY HALF CRAZY TEAM General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY.....COME SHARE 5/19/2014 2:23:32 PM
What went wrong? 7/31/2014 10:50:27 AM
Races Close Together 5/19/2014 8:52:18 AM
San Francisco Nike Womens Marathon 5/23/2014 9:13:17 AM
how do I train my body to handle humidity? 6/15/2015 11:59:03 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56786x50472546

Review our Community Guidelines




x Lose 10 Pounds by August 14! Get a FREE Personalized Plan