>Racing>Hanson-Brooks Training Plan - Racing a HM during Marathon training
I'm planning on racing a HM on 3/9 and targeting a 5/25 marathon. Should I run at my tempo runs @ HM target pace? Or should I just continue on with marathon training as is, and just run the HM as a hard training run?
5K: 18:43 (12/13) 10K: 42:50 (12/12) HM: 1:30:10 (3/14) M: 3:34:46 (5/14)
HM pace is threshold pace, more or less.
If I were you: race the hell out of it, but ease off a little the following week.
Do what you want, just how you like. Nobody has to know.
I'd have to check the book when I get home, but seems like the HM pace is different than the marathon/tempo pace.
...but either way, I agree with setantae's advice. Matter of fact, I'm planning on something similar...racing a HM on 3/2, with a target marathon on 4/27. Plan on using the HM to gauge my fitness level, and whether I need to make any adjustments for the remainder of the plan.
Oh, and I'd run the tempo runs at target marathon pace for now. Since that's, you know, the "target."
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Is Hansons-Brooks Training Plan same as Hansons Marathon Method (in book by Luke Humphrey with Keith & Luke Hanson)? Doing the plan pretty straight out of the book (which I'm doing right now), a 13-mile run would be either a long run (slightly slower than race pace) or an easy run (even a little bit more slower than race pace). There is no 13 mile run that is done at tempo/goal pace.
I'm not super fast, but I do like to compete, so if I were inserting a half into a full training plan, given that I had two months between the half and the full, I'd race the half hard. (Unless I'm helping a friend race/pace/train, I don't like to enter a race and not run it hard.) I wouldn't run it stupid, but I would run it hard. And then I'd adjust the training plan a day or two for recovery's sake, but otherwise get back on board with the plan.
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Sub-3:30 marathon; run for a year free from major injuries or interruptions
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Alright, sounds like a plan guys. Thanks!