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great run this morning! training program?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Just recording it here so I remember!

4 miles outside
35:28

8:51 average pace

I am trying to decide what running goal to set. Part of me wants to train for half April 28, but the other part of me LOVES working on speed. I like the Run Less, Run Faster approach, but the half marathon program is really intense, and I don't know if it would be smart for me to be that intense for my first half. I'm also not a fan of long and slow runs, even though I am proud to say I have run 10 miles. I do really like the 10K distance, but I really really want so accomplish the half.

I'm the kind of person that likes having training programs and goals, so I'm not sure what to do. This if the first time in almost a year where I haven't been using some kind of training program.
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  • QHAMOM
    I love working on speed too, but half marathons are a much bigger challenge and the feeling at the finish line is worth the effort. I have used the training schedule at http://www.jeffgalloway.com/trainin
    g/half_marathon.html

    And I think Jeff Galloway knows what he's saying in his article How to Train for a Half Marathon:

    1. I don’t recommend that first-time half marathon participants try for a time goal. Do the first one to finish, running/walking at a comfortable training pace.

    Good luck!
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    3229 days ago
  • STARLIGHT22146
    Personally, if it was me, I'd go the safer route and do a slower half than try and push it too much. Your run times are really great as it is anyway! But, you can always still work on your speed in the meantime and you might naturally work to an even better time. But, I think just finishing a half is amazing!! Also, thanks for the playlist ideas- I downloaded several of the songs!
    3230 days ago
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