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11/17/11 8:47 A

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I agree with every one else. I've always taken a "training plan" as a guideline rather than a "written in stone" plan. You have to do what is best for you and your body.

Like Jodymarie, the training plans I use always seem to have me running 5 days a week. At 49 and what I consider a still fairly new runner at only 2 years of running, that is TOOO much for me. I tried that when I started training for my first HM and ended up injured.

The last plan I used worked well for me. I used the one set up on Runners World. It had me running 4 days a week (which I changed to 3). Monday with either a tempo run or speed training (alternating weeks), Wednesday was a short 4-5 mile run, and Friday was my long run (sometimes Saturday). On my "off days" I did my cross training (weights/bicycling/etc.)



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11/17/11 8:23 A

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As long as you run as many days as you should in the week, and cover the mileage you should. And take your rest days, it doesn't really matter how you juggle them. It's more important to just get it all in

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11/16/11 6:01 P

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It is fine to do whatever suits your needs. :) My plan says running 5 days @ crazy miles that I know I can't do w/o being exhausted so I am ONLY following the LONG runs. I can NOT do the rest...:(

Do what YOU think is best.

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11/16/11 5:53 P

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Your training schedule is never written in stone, so feel free to change it up to suit your needs. I also agree that having a day off before your long, slow run day will allow you to have fresh legs and loaded glycogen stores before you run.

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11/16/11 5:45 P

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As long as you are getting a rest day before your long run it is ok to move your schedule. For example, I run Mon, Wed and Fri (sometimes Sat) is my long run day. It is what works for me. The training plan I followed actually has the run days as Tues, Thur, Sun. Follow the mileage and I think you will do great!
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11/16/11 5:41 P

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Is it alright to change up your rest days when following a training plan for 1/2 in February? My plan says that Sundays and Fridays. With the way my schedule is, I want to take Mondays and Fridays as my rest days and switch my Monday run with the Sunday rest day. Since I don't have a whole lot of experience with this (training for my 1st 1/2) I am hoping some of the experienced runners can pitch in with some advice. Thanks!

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