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2004/02/25 12:02:10 (permalink)
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half-marathon

hey guys, as I am getting quite fit through my sports at the moment I was wondering about doing a 1/2 marathon in the summer (prolly for charity). I can run now at an easy pace for about 80 mins, I estimate the run would take anywhere from 2 hours to 2h45m. Would the training basically involve running at this easy pace for longer and longer?


P.S. I went running yesterday for about 45 mins, but at the end I was getting pins and needles in my feet? has this happened to anyone?
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    RE: half-marathon 2004/02/25 17:39:12 (permalink)
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    #1 nevr had P+N from cardio.
    #2 i would keep running at any pace [preferably lower than 80%MHR] until you can nail 14-15miles [always better to over stretch the distance in prep for a race i find] then work on bringing that time down.

    also, don't listen to morons who tell you to find a pace and stick with it all the way through. its crap. IME, your best bet is this: 1st quater-slow and easy, to get warmed up and setteled in, 2nd quater-quicker still, 80-90% of your pace in 3rd quater, 3rd quater-bomb it, 4th quater slow to pace of 2nd quater and save some for last mile, final mile-sprint

    hope that helps mate
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    RE: half-marathon 2004/02/26 12:06:05 (permalink)
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    cheers for the advice rob. btw have you ever used a pedometer? as I normally road run its tricky to gauge the distances I cover. tbh I am not a long distance runner, I have a very poor build for it. I'm just aiming to complete it to say I have done a 1/2 marathon, so as long as my time is not a piss take I will be quite happy. but i will take on board your advice regarding pacing and give it a go in my training.
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    RE: half-marathon 2004/02/29 23:37:19 (permalink)
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    The pins and needles must be something to do with your circulation so I'd look at changing your shoes maybe. An idea at least ;)

    Suggy's advice was good, just run until you get near to the mark you want. Whether you choose to go over 13.1 in training is your own choice. Personally, I'd say that unless you're running it for times (instead of just running to complete the course) you'd want to leave your longest run until the event you've trained for. So perhaps make your run 2 weeks before the Half marathon be able 12 miles.

    There are several programs available for HM training on the internet, most of which are 12 or 16 weeks long and are centered around a slow sunday run that gradualy builds up to race distance, another lond run wednesday, and speed sessions on tuesday and thurday.

    Hope that helps in some way. Let me know if you've any more queries.
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    RE: half-marathon 2004/02/29 23:44:08 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Robert
    1st quater-slow and easy, to get warmed up and setteled in, 2nd quater-quicker still, 80-90% of your pace in 3rd quater, 3rd quater-bomb it, 4th quater slow to pace of 2nd quater and save some for last mile, final mile-sprint

    hope that helps mate
    rob



    Remember we're talking about a charity event here ;) But I'd agree with running the first mile or two quick simply to get out the way of all the crowds, they can really slow you down especially in a big race. I think after that you should just run at the level you've trained at and never go outside that otherwise somewhere along the road you'll pay for it :)
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