>Racing>Racing Half marathon in middle of marathon training
Going to start training for Boston soon, but also considering trying to race a fast half on Mar 2. Looking for advice. Would you do workouts for a half and just add more miles on easy days and a usual long run on weekend?
Pretty much all of us in New England who are training for Boston will be racing a half marathon on March 16. There's no special planning needed. Marathon training is half marathon training.
+1 to Mikey. Do marathon training, plus maybe emphasize the mile repeats and tempos as the half approaches.
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Just replace your weekend long run with the half marathon race on 3/2. Otherwise make no alterations to your Boston training plan to accommodate it, i.e., do not taper for the HM. Done. Next!
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