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PINKPANTHER444 Posts: 1,737
11/22/13 8:33 P

Def doable. I ran my first HM on Oct 17 and my second on Nov 3rd. The 2nd one was on a cold and windy day with a hilly course and I still PR'd. I had no problem recovering from the first to do the second.

MLAN613 Posts: 18,842
11/22/13 8:14 A

Yes it's quite doable. I ran 2 halfs within 6 days in October. I have also done them 4-5 weeks apart. And I am not a fast runner! emoticon

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11/21/13 12:33 P

I think it's definitely doable. One of my running buddies ran a full on October 13, then another one on November 9, so just 4 weeks apart. She did reasonably well in the first, then PRed in the second.

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11/21/13 8:01 A

I mean do not expect to PR both races. Race one of them hard, if you like, and run the other one at an easy pace.

Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 11/21/2013 (08:02)
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11/21/13 6:33 A

It seems to me that you can use between now and March to really consolidate the distance, then use the time between March and April to do some speedwork?


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11/21/13 5:42 A

What do you mean by "A" races?

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11/21/13 4:55 A

It should be very doable. Do not plan to run both as "A" races. I just ran 4 halfs in the span of 7 weeks, the last 3 all only 2 weeks apart. I would not recommend this to anyone, nor would I ever do it again, but it is doable.

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11/21/13 12:45 A

I posted this on the 13.1 Sparkteam page, but I don't know that it gets a whole lot of traffic, so I am posting here as well, because I'd love your feedback!

Two Springs ago, I did my first half marathon. Last Spring, I did my second. I've decided now that I'd like to do at least one half every year. For 2014, I committed to a half with a friend at the end of April. Shortly after, my boyfriend said he wanted to do one together that is at the beginning of March, before knowing about the first that I had committed to. They are six weeks apart, so I feel I could reasonably do them both. I have been running consistently, so I keep my endurance year-round to not be starting from scratch for training. I have also lost 35 pounds and gotten in significantly better shape since those first two, so I expect to do them with a little more ease. I expect to do the first one in March a little more leisurely, so I thought about using it as more of a training run for the second half in April, as opposed to running them both hard. What do you runners out there think? Is it reasonable?

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