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To train or not to train....

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I posted a while ago in one of my blogs that I was training for a half marathon, but at that time had not found one I wanted to run. Well, I have finally found one I am planning on running in the fall.... Sept. to be exact. I am thinking of postponing my half marathon training schedule until the race gets closer. I have other 5k and 10k races planned. As far as seriously training for my half, I think I am going to stop where I am at now, keep running and pick up where I left off once my half gets closer. I will work on speed and endurance workouts. Since I have made the decision to take a break from my regimented training schedule, I feel a little less ridged, less stressed about completing my scheduled workouts. I could also go back to training with a novice 5 or 10k program for the purpose of staying on a program.
Any suggestions?
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  • ANDY_54
    So glad you found another race. I guess I'm in the same spot, albeit with different races. I have a 10K in Sept--my longest race so far and I've only done 5K up til now. My plan is to take the 10K training schedule and slowly go over it until September. I don't want to wrack my knees or ankle in training when I could take an extra day off or go slow in training and be just as fine during the actual race. Listen to your body, though. It'll tell you what to do! Good luck!
    1858 days ago
    I would continue to train... You don't want to lose what you have already gained. :-) I know that from experience... Besides, the 5k & 10k will be a breeze when you are already ready for a half! ....

    Go you! :-) emoticon
    1860 days ago
    If it is "training" in the sense of being rushed or uncomfortable or stressed...just sounds like no fun to me

    but your blog doesnt suggest that you are stressed, just GO FOR IT!
    1860 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/17/2013 4:35:53 PM
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