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449 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2014 11:29 AM by lenzlaw RSS
justamaniac Pro 136 posts since
May 30, 2007
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Jan 13, 2014 6:54 AM

Should I run the HM?

I've got a HM coming up in 6 days and by all standards I am woefuly under-trained (I haven't been able to put in the miles that I think I should prior to such an event) - so now I'm questioning if I should attempt the event after all.  I should also note that I've already paid for it and it is a local event, making it convenient.

 

Some background: I ran a full marathon in late Oct, and quickly got back into my usual 30-20 mpw routine, but then life, other priorities, crappy weather, etc., got in the way and my weekly miles faded away. I'm embarassed to note what my weekly mileage has been, but I will say that my longest run in the last four weeks has been an 8 mile run (which I seemed to do pretty comfortably).

 

On the heels of a great 4 mile run this AM I am thinking that I will toe the line for the event and run to finish it, without worrying about where I'll place in the field (I'm a mid-packer anyway....).

 

Am I crazy? Or am I likely to really frustrate myself in the event that I totally bonk?

 

-bill

http://runningthrutime.blogspot.com

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