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14172 Views 50 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2013 6:05 AM by BOSNPM RSS Go to original post 1 2 3 4 Previous Next
  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,481 posts since
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    30. Mar 25, 2013 6:24 AM (in response to Art Davis)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    Running 4 Life:  Love your name!  Look at a foam roller it will help.  Use it for about 10 -15 mins a couple times a day on your calves, other parts of your body also.  You can find plenty of info on them on the net!  As you run 6 then 7 will be come the mental block it just your mine playing games with you.  Good luck!

     

    Stephanie:  Your training is going well, you are going to do great!

     

    Art:  Nice race, good luck with you full!

  • amylucy2013 Rookie 1 posts since
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    31. Apr 13, 2013 11:48 PM (in response to edensacres)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    I also want to do that but there is not too much time, every day i must work for at least 10 hours.





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  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,481 posts since
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    33. May 7, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to edensacres)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    Stephanie, great job!

  • Running4urlife Pro 72 posts since
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    34. May 16, 2013 8:25 PM (in response to edensacres)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    Stephanie - SOOOOOOO happy to hear your race went so well. Sounds like you couldn't have asked for a better ending!  I am getting very, very discouraged with my training.  My first half is June 23rd and I am struggling.  I haven't been able to get longer than a 10.3 mile run in.  I am so tired, sore and discouraged by mile 9.5 -10 that I cannot imagine running 3 more miles.  I have tried to pay attention to what I'm eating because I think that has something to do with how I'm feeling during and after my runs. 

     

    Any ideas of how I can push through this??





    COMPLETED RACES

    2010 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---47:24 (walked...first race in 10 years!)

    2011 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---- 33:53

    2012 - St. Paddy's Day 8k/5k Run....58:59....FIRST 8K!

    2012 - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack....35:38

    2012 - Short Run on a Long Day 5k in Frankfort....34:43

    2012 - Fort2Base - 3 Nautical Mile (3.45 miles).....36:44

    2012 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k.....31:46...PR!!

    2013 - Mar - St. Paddy's Day 5k/8k Run...34.26

    2013 - Apr - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack...34:36...2nd place in my "old age" group

    2013 - May - Solider Field 10 Miler...2:01:26

    2013 - June - Chicago Color Run (not timed)

    2013 - June - Women's Chicago 1/2 Marathon....2:43:04

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,269 posts since
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    35. May 16, 2013 9:09 PM (in response to Running4urlife)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    Try slowing down a little on your long runs.  Go another 15 - 30 seconds per mile slower.  An alternative is to do them run/walk, maybe 5 or 6 or 8 run to 1 walk.





    Len

  • Running4urlife Pro 72 posts since
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    37. May 17, 2013 5:30 PM (in response to edensacres)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    Thanks guys.....I am already a slow runner (11 - 11:30mm) so I'm afraid to slow down much more but I will try to slow down to a 12 min mile.  I've always been concerned about doing the run/walk routine because I get worried that my body won't learn to push through and run continually during the races. I do trust your suggestions so I'm going to try that tomorrow.  I definitely think running straight through for the first 2 -3 miles will help me get into a pace and then start run/walk so that I can make it through 10.  My 10 mile race is next Saturday and I'm not really running that for time, but I'm using it as part of my training plan.  I've been using the Intermediate Half-Marathon Training program from "Competitor" magazine.  It has been very good, but I have not followed it when it comes to the cross training and I think maybe I'm feeling the brunt of that right now.

     

    Thanks for the encouragement!  I really need it right now!





    COMPLETED RACES

    2010 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---47:24 (walked...first race in 10 years!)

    2011 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---- 33:53

    2012 - St. Paddy's Day 8k/5k Run....58:59....FIRST 8K!

    2012 - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack....35:38

    2012 - Short Run on a Long Day 5k in Frankfort....34:43

    2012 - Fort2Base - 3 Nautical Mile (3.45 miles).....36:44

    2012 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k.....31:46...PR!!

    2013 - Mar - St. Paddy's Day 5k/8k Run...34.26

    2013 - Apr - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack...34:36...2nd place in my "old age" group

    2013 - May - Solider Field 10 Miler...2:01:26

    2013 - June - Chicago Color Run (not timed)

    2013 - June - Women's Chicago 1/2 Marathon....2:43:04

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,269 posts since
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    38. May 17, 2013 8:01 PM (in response to Running4urlife)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    The slower pace is only for your long run, and it will make it easier to go, and increase, the distance. (Same for run/walk).  That you are so tired by mile 9 or 10 is an indication that your pushing the pace on your long runs.  Remember that your long run pace should be slower than your pace on shorter runs and definitely slower than you expect to run in the race.  I usually take walking breaks during my long runs, but when it comes to the race, I run.  One thing you can do during your race (10-miler and half) is to take advantage of the water stations to get a short walking break.  It can provide just enough of a change to make the race more managable.





    Len

  • junkride Rookie 3 posts since
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    39. May 21, 2013 11:22 AM (in response to edensacres)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    Hi - brand new to this forum - been lurking for awhile but never posted before.

    This question is for Stephanie - I have been thinking about doing a 1/2 in Sept.

    I see you did yours in 3:04 (awesome!!) just wondering if there was a time limit set?

    The one I want to do has a 3 hour time limit and I'm nervous that I wont be able to finish in the time allowed.

    Any advice or hints from anyone would be appreciated.

    Right now the only thing stopping me is the time limit, otherwise I would be signed up.

     

     

    Thanks in advance

    CDG

  • Running4urlife Pro 72 posts since
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    41. May 23, 2013 6:40 PM (in response to edensacres)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    Got the Soldier Field 10 miler on Saturday.  Cleaned up my I-pod playlists, fiddled with my training watch, got my running clothes, shoes ready, checked the weather and it looks like it's going to be cool (which I prefer for running) with very light winds (which is GREAT for Chicago).

     

    Not concerned so much about my time for this race cuz it's part of my training plan for my upcoming first 1/2 M in June.  I just want to finish it "injury free" and not feel as exhausted and as sore as I have been feeling on my long runs lately. 





    COMPLETED RACES

    2010 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---47:24 (walked...first race in 10 years!)

    2011 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---- 33:53

    2012 - St. Paddy's Day 8k/5k Run....58:59....FIRST 8K!

    2012 - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack....35:38

    2012 - Short Run on a Long Day 5k in Frankfort....34:43

    2012 - Fort2Base - 3 Nautical Mile (3.45 miles).....36:44

    2012 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k.....31:46...PR!!

    2013 - Mar - St. Paddy's Day 5k/8k Run...34.26

    2013 - Apr - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack...34:36...2nd place in my "old age" group

    2013 - May - Solider Field 10 Miler...2:01:26

    2013 - June - Chicago Color Run (not timed)

    2013 - June - Women's Chicago 1/2 Marathon....2:43:04

  • Running4urlife Pro 72 posts since
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    42. May 25, 2013 5:47 PM (in response to edensacres)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    Finished my 10 mile run at 2:01:26 so I'm happy with that. 12:09mpm which is a great pace for me to hold for 10 miles!  Typically, I can do 11mpm for a 5k so I guess I was spot on.  I'm just increasingly concerned about this upcoming 1/2 marathon.  I couldnt have run 3 more miles today without really injuring myself.  My right hip isnt' quite ok right now, my calves weren't a problem or my feet so that was great.  But my hip concerns me. 





    COMPLETED RACES

    2010 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---47:24 (walked...first race in 10 years!)

    2011 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k ---- 33:53

    2012 - St. Paddy's Day 8k/5k Run....58:59....FIRST 8K!

    2012 - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack....35:38

    2012 - Short Run on a Long Day 5k in Frankfort....34:43

    2012 - Fort2Base - 3 Nautical Mile (3.45 miles).....36:44

    2012 - Hot Chocolate 5k/15k.....31:46...PR!!

    2013 - Mar - St. Paddy's Day 5k/8k Run...34.26

    2013 - Apr - Tiger 5k Speedway Racetrack...34:36...2nd place in my "old age" group

    2013 - May - Solider Field 10 Miler...2:01:26

    2013 - June - Chicago Color Run (not timed)

    2013 - June - Women's Chicago 1/2 Marathon....2:43:04

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,269 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    43. May 25, 2013 8:16 PM (in response to Running4urlife)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    Congratulations!  Take a few days off, then go easy to see how your hip does.

     

    I don't know how you paced yourself in the 10-miler.  But pacing becomes much more important as race distances grow, particularly pacing in the early miles.  Try to run the first few miles of the half (4 or 5 anyway) somewhat slower than your goal - maybe 15 or 20 seconds per mile.  Then you can pick up the pace if you're feeling confident.  Remember your first goal is to finish comfortably in your first race at this distance.





    Len

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,481 posts since
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    44. May 28, 2013 7:04 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Spring Training Plans - Half Marathon anyone?

    Great job, as Len stated Pace is the key!  Hips can be hard to deal with, maybe a trip to a DR or PT may be wise!

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