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chell730 Expert 40 posts since
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Aug 15, 2012 5:10 PM

running plans a week off?

I have just set up my running plans to train for a half marathon. I have about 8 months (37 weeks) until the event and I am using HH's novice 1, novice 2, and intermediate to help get me there.  As I was maping this out on my google calendar, I realized I finish a week before the actual half marathon.


Should I move the intermediate plan back a week or should I take it easy that week?

If I leave it finishing a week early, should I go ahead and run a practice half marathon the weekend before?  (I am a little anxious to do this.  I'd like to wait and run it for the race weekend.  the weekend I finish is also the weekend of the first 5k I ran this past year and I'd like to run it again.)




Thanks for the advice!


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  • GinnyinPA Pro 150 posts since
    Sep 29, 2011
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    1. Aug 16, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to chell730)
    running plans a week off?

    Eight months is a long way off.  Chances are that week will disappear along the way.  Life happens.  Could be a cold, or injury or family or work obligations, or vacation or snowstorm, etc. etc. It is very hard to maintain an exact schedule for that long without interruption.  I wouldn't worry about it now, just do the best you can to safely build up your mileage and when you are a month away from the race, if you still are exactly on schedule, then deal with the extra week. 

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