(Closed) Question for Distance Running Bees

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@namarie:  I usually max at 10mi training run for a half and have never had a problem with the extra distance on race day. Definitely let the injury rest until the race!!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I also usually max at 10…the idea is to avoid injury during training. You will be fine as long as you are maintaining the mid-distance runs. You aren’t going to lose your fitness in that time frame.  Take care, listen to your body!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Personally, I wanted to run at least 12 miles before my half so that I had more confidence. My first was in May and my training was interupted by a few colds and such, so getting that 12 mile run in was really important. For my second, this past weekend, I was running more weekly mileage, but my longest run had been 11 miles a few weeks before. But I was also not injured or worried about becoming injured.

Give your circumstances, I think rest is the most mportant thing right now. If you continue to run longer distances, you might hurt your hip. I would focus on a lot of rest (and any other stretching, or PT stuff that can help your hip) and just do the best you can during the race. I do think that you will be able to complete the distance come race day.

I would call you doctor and let him know what is going on and get some advice there. I’ve been lucky to avoid injury so far, so I don’t have a lot of experience in this.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I usually max out at 10 when training for a half, but I have been having some minor pain in my knee and next week SO and I are travelling, so I will max out around 9, 9.5.  I am going to do my shorter taper runs in the week leading to the 1/2.  I have skipped long runs in past trainings, due to illness, and have been fine the day of.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

As PP said, lots of people max out at 10 miles in training for a half. So it wouldn’t ruin your training to go for an easy run this weekend.

However, I’ve run 13 miles in training, and it gave me the confidence I needed for a great race.

I think you should start out with the intention of going 12 miles, but just see how it goes. If you need to stop after 6, then stop. Maybe run the last six later. Is it just the pain that is a problem, or are you making the stress fracture worse?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

With the race being on September 5th, I would just cut it to half. If you’ve run 10, you can run the last 3. 

Ice and recover! 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My last half marathon was in June and we were doing a lot of traveling before it, so I actually had my last long run 4 weeks before the race and only did some short runs in those last weeks.  So, I think you’ll be fine.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve never run a half marathon, but I always max out around 8 miles for 10 mile races.  You’ve already ran half marathons, so you know mentally that you are able to do it.  

 

I have hip issues, too, and I have found that visiting the chiro frequently actually helps, but I’ve never had a fracture or anything.  Rest up and take the race by the horns next month.  Good luck!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@namarie:  oh my gosh I can’t imagine being on crutches for 4 months and dealing with all of that. Knowing that, I definitely wouldn’t push myself if I were you! I’d be really paranoid about it too. Best of luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have had a hip stress facture before (probably about 5 years ago now), and I run half and full marathons, so I totally get where you’re coming from! I think you should be fine to back off on distance now and be good to go on race day. In terms of your hips still giving you trouble, one thing I found was that ever since my stress fracture the muscles around my hip, especially my IT band and my piriformis, tend to get really tight and can almost feel a little “stress fracture-y” if they flare up during a long run. Make sure you stretch (hello foam roller!) and ice bath!

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