If you are consistently running 7 miles at a time at least once a week, you should be able to do the 9.3 miles in a race situation. Go ahead and follow the training plan, and on the week of the race, follow his taper amounts. By running lower miles in the week of your race, your legs will be able to carry you the extra miles in the race.
Judi Saskatchewan, Canada
January Minutes: 357
Fitness Minutes: (34,997) Posts: 1,127 12/4/11 9:18 A
I've been running since may, so I think I'm ready for this one. Since I posted last night I found the Hal Higdon training website and will follow that until the race day. I've basically been doing most of the schedule anyway. According to the schedule I should run 7 miles today rest tomorrow and only strength train, etc. So I will follow this schedule and see how it goes.
There is a 15k coming up in a couple of weeks. I havn't trained for it but I've been running 5-7 miles 3-4 times per week so about 15-25 miles per week. I've never run a 15k but I figure it's only a few more miles than I already do. Or is it too much? It's on Dec 17. So I was thinking tomorrow I would try to run the same distance to see if I can do it. And then stick to to my regular routine 5 miles on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and 6 mile tempo runs on Wednesday's. Should I bother with race or skip it for next time. What do people do to prepare for these things?
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