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9/6/13 7:27 P

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Great! But don't go too fast, or you won't feel up to getting dressed amid heading out in the heat.

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9/6/13 6:59 P

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You're right! Maybe I need the learning experience?! Its not like I'm looking to PR, I just want to have the most fun possible!

And if it's cool enough, maybe I can knock out more than half in the 2ish hours I can do before 9!

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9/6/13 6:54 P

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Rock, paper, scissors...1,2,3,go!

Any decision won't be wrong. If you've never done the split run, go for it, and see how you and your body reacts. It will be one of those learning experiences we all need once in awhile.

There, I've made up my mind, how about you?

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9/6/13 6:25 P

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LOL! You're as helpful as I am! I've actually never done split runs. Part of me feels like its cheating...but I know it's not really.

I'm leaning toward the hill repeats or splitting it up. The thought of running for 3ish hours after I've been up for a while just isn't appealing to me...then again, you're right about the sun being lower.

Man. I just don't know what to do!

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There ain't a thing I've faced that's been too much for me - Classified "Inner Ninja"


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9/6/13 5:56 P

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Definitely option 1 is out. You said in your post that you don't feel safe running it the dark, so trust that.

Depending on how hot, I would say go for the noon run, especially if your trail has tree shade. This time of year the sun is lower and that provides more shade where you wouldn't see the shade in summer.

Or the repetitive hill run - if you are used to the distance, it would be a good change and a strengthener for you.

I never do well on split runs, but if that works for you, you won't have as much to do in the heat.

(guess I only narrowed it down to three options! ). Have a great run, whichever you decide.

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9/6/13 2:03 P

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Okay, I'm in need of opinions/advice about my long run tomorrow!

Here are the facts (not all may be relevent, but throwing it all out there!):
I'm in week 9 of 12 of my half marathon training.
This is my 4th half marathon (so, I already know I can do it)
I ran 11 miles last week and will again next week. This week will be my longest LSD at 13.5 miles.
I am 85% over my cold (main symtoms is general congestion, and ear pressure, but no dizzyness or pain)
I've been averaging 11-13.5 min miles for long runs...and anywhere in between!

Here's my dilemma:
I need to run 13.5 miles on Saturday (I have way too much going on on Sunday...so it has to be Saturday). BUT, if I run in the morning I have to be home by 9 am. My early morning dillema isn't getting up early, it's running when its REALLY dark. I prefer to do my long runs on this running trail (its crushed limestone and fairly flat, which is better for me, since I've been suffering from IT band discomfort and mild shin splints lately when running long on the roads). This trail is really dark in the morning, and since I'm a woman running alone...I don't feel safe being out for that long before sun-up. However, that is option 1.

Option 2: I run after my daughters soccer practice, I'd probably get out around noon. Hottest part of the day, but the humidity won't be as bad as some mornings!

Option 3: I get up early and run a 1.5 mile loop close to home. This will involve me running more big hills than preferred...and it can get pretty repetitive running a loop 9 times.

Option 4: I get up at sun-up and run 1/2 the distance before 9, then finish the other half after noon.

If you were me, what would you do?

Patience and Fortitude - Mom

There ain't a thing I've faced that's been too much for me - Classified "Inner Ninja"


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