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First Half-Marathon

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So I finally decided to commit to the Ralston Creek Half-Marathon on February 10th. This means I have 8 weeks to get my runs from 3 miles to 13.1 miles. I’m hoping that is enough time to train and finish in under 2.5 hours. I ran a 10K in May in 1:11 and I spent the first half dealing with my stomach, so I think with some quality training I could easily meet my goal. I am planning to do a half-ironman triathlon this summer and I feel a half-marathon will make me feel more confident come race day.

Training plan

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About cm3610

Spending my days dreaming big and attaining those dreams. My current dream is to make it to the triathlon world championship.

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  1. Awesome! That first half is always crazy fun, even if it ends up being challenging. I’m looking at your training program and you don’t have any setback weeks. I’d recommend every 3 weeks, dialing it back a little. So on week 3, your Sunday run could go back down to 4 miles. Then on week 6, your Sunday run would drop back down to 6 miles.

    The point is that you don’t want to be always adding mileage — that can lead to fatigue and injury. Every 2-3 weeks you want to have a “down” week so you can rest up and recover from the added mileage that you’re not used to.

    Good luck!

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