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10/23/09 4:21 A

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I would suggest that you examine heart rate training. By wearing a heart rate monitor and staying in your zone, you can be sure not to over or under train.


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10/22/09 10:08 P

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Hi AMYABLE97! I'll defer to Nancy on this but I'm fairly sure that she would feel that running half marathons every couple of weeks would be too much. The recovery time for a half is just about two weeks, so you are not giving yourself time to build yourself up and get better. I think the saying is Train to Race not Race to Train. But again, I'm sure she'll have more details on it.

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10/20/09 11:56 A

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This is a great question, as I am doing my first walking half in November!!!

Congrats on finishing and feeling good!!

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10/19/09 8:06 P

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Congrats on completing your half! The next ones will only get better and better.

What is the 'official' recovery time for a half marathon before you should run another? If you are trained for that length of run, can you do halfs every other week?

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10/19/09 8:06 P

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Thanks Nancy!! Will give it a shot.

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10/19/09 8:02 P

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CT,

I would try going out for an easy run and see how you feel. Listen to your body, though...CONGRATS!

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I completed my half on Saturday and am not sore at all, being that hubby and I walked the whole thing. Is it necessary for me to take time for recovery or is it ok for me to start training to actually run some of my half in January?

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