Advice on Procrastinated Training? (Read 159 times)

    I'm signed up to do the Tower of Terror 10 Mile race in October, and I kind of didn't start training until this morning. Last year I trained for months, but a lot of changes in my life have made me forget to make running a priority. Now I have 8 weeks to run 10 miles. Any advice on how to not over-do it but still get some good training in?


    This morning I ran 3 miles in 00:44:39, running for .25 intervals. My lungs forgot what it feels like to breathe while running so I have to fix that. Otherwise I feel great.

    Turtle Butt

      Hal Higdons half marathon novice 1 takes you to 8 miles in the first 8 weeks of the program. Its free, just google. You do need a basic level of fitness to start and I don't know where you are in that respect. If all else fails, you can defer your entry to next year.

      2014 Goals

      Run at least 1000 miles

      Would LOVE a sub 30 5k (but ain't countin on it)

      Sub 2:30 half

      1st Marathon...oh, it's ON OFF

      Feeling the growl again

        There are no shortcuts.  Just start a plan that is appropriate for your current fitness, and see where you can get in the time allotted.  If that is not enough, skip the race and plan further ahead next time.

        "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand


          There are no shortcuts.


          +1    Have realistic expectations.....or postpone.

          Ready, go.



            Schedule your runs and put them on your calendar. I try to think of them as a meeting for work that I just wouldn't miss. I also run in the morning before work.