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.
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 - where and when?
"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."
Fitness Minutes: (140,969) Posts: 9,282 10/20/12 1:39 P
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
May Minutes: 2,118
Fitness Minutes: (140,969) Posts: 9,282 10/20/12 12:37 P
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.
My Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.