Post # 1
DH and I are running our second half marathon next Saturday. We ran 12 miles last Saturday with no trouble (well except for my knee but that’s a different story!). We were planning to do our final long run (7 miles) yesterday but were helpingy parents with a home project that took much longer than expected so didn’t run. Now I want to run today but I’m not sure if we really need to run the whole 7. Would 5 be enough? We are both battling a nasty cold and are on cold meds and are now 6 days out from the race.
Last week we did a 4-mile and 5-mile run (Monday and Wednesday) but didn’t do any cross training due to being sick. So now we haven’t run in 3 days ugh.
I’m worried now about being unprepared!
What do you guys think is an appropriate distance?
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Hey there! You’ll be fine with 5 if that what you feel up to. I usually do 6 the week before the race, but it hardly matters at this point. You’re all trained up (a couple mid length runs last week is fine) and you won’t lose that this week. You more want to think about being healthy for next weekend So it’s smart to take it kinda easy. Good luck!!
Post # 3
It really doesn’t matter how far you run. You’ve done the distance and you’re not going to lose that fitness in one week. PERSONALLY, if I’m not feeling well the week going into the race, I find that rest is better than any distance, but I do know that sometimes you just need to get a few miles in so you have some confidence going for you. I think 3-5 would be perfect. Take it easy and enjoy it.
Good luck and have fun at your race!
Post # 3
Take it easy and get better! You’ve already done the work, a few miles off on the last week won’t make a difference. And you’ve already hit 12 miles, which is a lot for training for a half. Lots of training programs cap out at 10 or 11 miles. You will definitely be ready.
Post # 4
thanks for the advice! I feel a lot better now. We just did 5 but tried to increase our pace (which we did by a little over 30 seconds/mile woo hoo!) so I though that was a good compromise! we are going to probably run a couple 2ish mile runs this week and do our usual zumba and bodypump classes with lighter weights. Praying my knee holds out and my cold is done by then. 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: Patuxent Greens Golf Club
I’m sure you’ll be great! Feel better, you’ve done the work. Have a great race next week! What race are you doing?
I’m so glad to see runner bees!
Post # 6
If you did 12 miles recently, you should be fine. Consider however much you run now a taper. Have fun! Half marathon is my favorite race distance.
Post # 7
we are doing the Baltimore one! The medals are crabs that double as bottle openers…. Awesome!