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Too much, too soon? (Read 416 times)

AlexaCT


    I'm planning on doing my first half at the end of May this year.  I'm currently running about 20 miles a week, and I'm not worried about my time in the race, just finishing.

     

    Is it too soon to register for a second race on June 23?  Is a month long enough to recover, rest, train for a second half?

     

    I am excited but don't want to get too ahead of myself and get burned out or injured.

     

    Thanks in advance for the advice

    I can and I will!

      If you don't have a time goal, it doesn't matter. by June you could be covering the half Marathon distance every other week.

      "The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling." - Lucretius

      Better I Leave


        Not worried about time? Too soon? Not at all IMO. You might even surprise yourself when you do it. My very first event was a half and I told myself that if I came in under 2:30 I'd be happy. I came in at 2:18.

         

        Now as for doing a second half a month later...that'll depend. I know that I wouldn't have been able to run another half that soon after my first, but I didn't prepare well enough beforehand and paid dearly for it. I was limping for 2 weeks after my first event. But again, if you're just looking to finish, you'll probably be fine. Good luck my friend. Smile

        Longboat


        Letting off steam

          A month is long enough to recover from the first, but not to do much training before the second.   You should be OK to run the 2nd one though.

          Neil

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            Plenty of time.

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