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1698 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2011 3:40 PM by Dreamstate
Dreamstate Legend 278 posts since
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Sep 22, 2011 4:47 PM

Half Marathon in 3 Weeks, Run a 14 miler or no?

So, my half marathon is in 3 weeks (Oct 15). I used a training plan and altered it to fit my needs, etc.


Is it safe to run a 14 miler on Saturday? As the date approaches, I'm beginning to "doubt" my training... I think I have a fear of over training and injuring myself or wearing myself out. I ran in a half marathon about 2 weeks ago and learned that after a long run of that magnitude, there is a great need to recover for a few days. But other than that, I was fine.


I feel pretty confident about running 14 miles on Saturday, but what about next week? Should I do a long run of 8 to 10 miles or is that too much?


I really don't know what to do about these last couple of long runs.

Completed Races 2012:

Rock and Roll USA Half Marathon, 02:54:26 (1st run POST injury)

Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, 01:49:00


Upcoming Races 2012:

IronGirl Half Marathon, 4/29/12

Frederick Half Marathon, 5/6/12

Atlantic City International Sprint Tri, 09/17/12

Rock and Roll Philly Half Marathon, 09/18/12

Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/13/12

Marine Corps Marathon, 10/28/12

ING NYC Marathon, 11/4/12


Personal Record from 2011:

Teach, Learn, Play 5k, 10/02/11 00:26:57 (PR)

Marine Corps Marathon 10k, 10/30/11 01:05:38 (PR)

Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/15/11, 02:24:15 (PR)

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,501 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    1. Sep 23, 2011 1:34 PM (in response to Dreamstate)
    Half Marathon in 3 Weeks, Run a 14 miler or no?

    14 is OK 2 weeks out, and 8 the week before.  10 might be pushing it a little, particularly if it's your first half.




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