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10/5/10 10:31 P

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Injuries are not good, and you really need to respect the signals your body gives you. I will say that sometimes you just need to back off a little bit on your training. If you're actually using a Galloway plan he has a lower mileage run every other week, I really like this.

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I agree, I think you did the right thing for your body! I'd much rather defer a race and be disappointed than be benched with injuries. You'll do great at the 5K!
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10/5/10 6:32 P

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It sure sounds like you listened to your body and did the right thing. I think I'd rather postpone it than feel like (in my mind) I had done a crappy job. It sounds like the 5K is a great compromise and challenge, and won't leave you with a bad taste in your mouth about racing. Good luck to you on the 5K and I bet in no time you'll be planning your next race!
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9/30/10 11:58 P

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Thank you everyone for your helpful replies.

I have decided NOT to do the Half.

My long run was a mess. 8 miles in and I was DONE. Parts hurt that never hurt before.

My shorter runs since then have not been great either. I'm sluggish and just *out of it*.

While, yes, I could probably finish it, I worry about injuries. I'd rather keep running for the long haul and look toward something in the spring.

I'm not overly disappointed about it so I think it's the right decision.

I did sign up for 5K on Halloween instead so that give me something to focus on.

Thanks again for all the help!

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9/21/10 11:21 P

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Keep reminding yourself that you can slow down as much as you need to. The race will still be great, even at a slower pace. Nothing wrong with thinking of it as another training run, if that's what it takes.

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This is encouraging, NINJALINDA: I'm dealing with sore knees and my marathon is less than two months away. I know I need to recover rather than push ahead but it's so difficult to wrap my head around that idea. All those missed runs.....

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9/13/10 2:14 P

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Just thought I'd let you know - I completed my first HM yesterday, following Galloway's 'to finish' plan. Came down with plantar fasciitis mid July...and my longest run to that point was 11 miles. Was really unable to train properly since that point. I was totally freaking out about all the training runs I missed...but it was ok. My time wasn't the greatest...and my foot wasn't the greatest...but I was able to finish it. You can do it too!

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9/12/10 9:55 P

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Thank you everyone for your replies. You're right and I'll just take it easy and continue on as planned. I'm just freaking out and probably more nervous about the actually race then worried about where I am with the training.

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It's totally normal to get a little off track, but don't panic! Your body is still in running condition. If anything, you could just dial it back to 12.5 (kind of picking up where you left off) and I think you'll be fine.

Don't scrap the idea of doing your HM. You will be fine!

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9/10/10 12:04 P

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I agree with the other posters, especially since you have several weeks before the race. Do your runs as planned, but listen to your body and slow down if needed.

Edited by: LIVE2RUN4LIFE at: 9/10/2010 (12:04)
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9/10/10 11:02 A

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When you do the 14 miler, just take it easy. Use a shorter run/walk interval. You should not have lost anything in the two weeks since your last long run (think of it as similar to tapering before your race, its the same thing). Then go ahead and follow your schedule after that leading up to the race. You will do great! Enjoy the experience.

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I would go out there and do it Your time may be slower, but you should be able to do it.

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I've been training for a Half Marathon on Oct. 3

Trainings been going well. No real complains. Done a long run/walk of 12.5 miles a couple weeks ago.

Problem....

We went on vacation which was planned in advance and when I planned out my training, I just adjusted the schedule to pick up my training right after we got back.

Here lies the problem...

I haven't been able to do my runs this week. Life got in the way and I only did one run which was 2 miles on Wednesday.

Next week I'm scheduled to run M,W,F with Friday being a 14 miler.

What do I do? Do I scrap the whole idea of a half marathon? It's in 3 weeks and I feel completely off track!

I haven't run in over 2 weeks. Ugh!

I don't know what to do. FYI this is my first half. Just running to finish, no time.

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