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3/1/11 12:45 P

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lots of good info here.. I appreciated reading this thread.

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3/1/11 11:33 A

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your expertise! I am definitely a slow runner, at a 12 to 13 minute mile, so being show should not be a problem :D

Thank you again!

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3/1/11 11:20 A

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I would do A...that will still give you 14 days of recovery and a good taper, but allows you to get in another good LSD run...just make sure you are running it slow. The problem with many runners, me included, is we run them faster than we should. They should be run totally aerobic so that you utilize fat for fuel while conserving your glycogen.

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3/1/11 11:15 A

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Sorry, but I am not understanding-- which plan sounds good

A) Do 12 miles this week and then do 5 miles next week with HM following week

B) Do short runs of 5 miles for both this week and next week with the HM following week

Thanks again for your help!

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3/1/11 11:08 A

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MOM23JS,

I think your plan sounds good to me...just remember that a 1/2 marathon requires a good 10-14 day taper, therefore doing your last LSD run on Sunday should give you plenty of recovery time. But know, too, that your training schedule should never be written in stone so listen to your body.

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3/1/11 10:50 A

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I have been doing the Jeff Galloway method of training for a half marathon and was doing great until I got the flu 3 weeks ago which kept me down from running for 1 week. I am now running again and did my long run on Sunday of 11 miles which is my longest run ever.

Here is my question- having to take a week off messed up my schedule and now I do not know how to proceed with training for my long runs for the next 2 weeks- my first HM is on 3/20--

Should I try to do a 12 mile run this week and then make next Sunday a shorter run knowing that the following weekend is my HM or should i do shorter runs for the next 2 weeks knowing that the following weekend is my HM?

I appreciate everyone's expertise on this as I have only been running since November and I am not sure how to proceed at this point.



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