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Is 11 Miles Enough... Now talking about Elevation gains and how my area has made me a wimp... (Read 153 times)

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    My first, I ran 11 as my longest run.  I probably also never ran more than 17 miles in a week.  I think I survived without injury on a combination of being lucky and being 25 years old.  About the only thing I did right in that training was to buy a good pair of running shoes (I still wear the same model of shoe :P)

     

    I ran my LRs at 10:45-11:00ish pace, and then a 10:12 average for my HM with fairly even pacing.  

     

    You will most certainly be able to finish the HM off of 11 mile long runs.  Beyond that, it just gets into how fast you want to finish Smile

    My wildly inconsistent PRs:

    5k: 24:36 (10/20/12)  

    10k: 52:01 (4/28/12)  

    HM: 1:50:09 (10/27/12)

    Marathon: 4:19:11 (10/2/2011) 

    Just B.S.


      I echo the others. I'm quite sure you will be fine.

       

      I had only gone 11 miles before my first half and was only running about 25mpw.  I was 41 and finished

       a very hilly route in 2:13. It wasn't particularly difficult. I'm sure you will do great!

      FreeSoul87


      Runs4Sanity

        Smile I agree with ya'll, though I still wish somebody could give me details on the Go! St. Louis Half Marathon course, I would really like to know how many hills exactly Joking

        *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

        PRs

        5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

        10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

        15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

        13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

         

        RSX


          Does their web site describe it? Maybe you can send an email to a running club in the area? I know if we were emailed with questions we would definitely help. I once sent an email to a club in New Brunswick and got very helpful info.


          "Journey" hater

            Smile I agree with ya'll, though I still wish somebody could give me details on the Go! St. Louis Half Marathon course, I would really like to know how many hills exactly Joking

             

             Event details click here

             

            Cartoon-ish elevation map click here

             

            Dan_The_CPA


            5K Specialist

              I only had three runs of 10+ going into my half marathon (10.2, 11.6, & 13.2). The 13.2 was more mental than needed.

              Personal Bests:

              800M - 2:38 (5/28/13) | 1 Mile -5:54 (5/28/13) | 3K - 11:55 (12/29/12) | 2M - 13:00 (12/1/12) | 5K - 20:00 (4/12/13) | 13.1M - 1:37:24 (2/3/13)

              FreeSoul87


              Runs4Sanity

                Thank you Smile

                Wow................. I guess I am happy not to be trying the Full Big grin... hmmm on the Holy Hill, I think I am going to have to do some uphill work as I sure would like an extra medal Big grin Of course that is around mile 6-8 so by then I should be warmed up enough not to let the hill phase me, the beginning of the race is relatively flat.... I ain't SCARED!

                 

                 

                 Event details click here

                 

                Cartoon-ish elevation map click here

                 

                *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                PRs

                5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

                 

                  Being from West Virginia, "The Mountain State", I find those elevation changes amusing.

                  Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                  Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                  Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

                  FreeSoul87


                  Runs4Sanity

                    Being from West Virginia, "The Mountain State", I find those elevation changes amusing.

                     

                    Joking

                    What's your average run normally consist of?? I'm just curious Smile

                    *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                    PRs

                    5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                    10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                    15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                    13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

                     

                    Just B.S.


                       

                      Joking

                      What's your average run normally consist of?? I'm just curious Smile

                       

                      I would have to second LTH on the elevation for that 1/2 marathon. Looks pretty mild to me.

                       

                      The easiest and least hilly 6 mile run I can do from home and back  is about 500 ft of climb.

                       

                      This is my town's full marathon, which I have done twice and also done the 1/2 twice. I live at the top of the BIG

                      hill on the chart. My chart is in meters so you need to multiply by 3.2 to get the feet. But trust me it's a lot!LOL

                      The height is on the right of the chart, showing my hill ( I live at the very top)  at over 300 feet above sea level.

                      And since the river is just one mile from my house at sea level it's a long climb to get back home after a run.

                       

                      The only flat place I can run where i live is the track for my intervals. I could run around that thing every day

                      but I would go batty.

                       

                        The Charleston Distance Run has a total elevation change of about 1,000 feet.  The Kanawha Trace 50K has over 10,000 feet of total elevation change.  Where I work, I can choose to either run on flat ground or to run up some very steep hills.   I get the best of both worlds.  I can head out of the door where I work and run however far I want with no more than 20 feet of elevation change.  In fact, yesterday I did 8 x 800  without going to the track and it was flat enough that my slowest split was only 8 seconds slower than my fastest.  Or, I can literally run across the railroad tracks and within a half mile of starting, head up a hill with a 400 foot climb over 3/4 of a mile with some stretches of 19% grade.

                        Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                        Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                        Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

                        FreeSoul87


                        Runs4Sanity

                          I feel like a wimp now Undecided Joking

                          *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                          PRs

                          5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                          10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                          15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                          13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

                           

                          Dan_The_CPA


                          5K Specialist

                            My half marathon was so flat. 125 feet in elevation change. Big grin

                            Personal Bests:

                            800M - 2:38 (5/28/13) | 1 Mile -5:54 (5/28/13) | 3K - 11:55 (12/29/12) | 2M - 13:00 (12/1/12) | 5K - 20:00 (4/12/13) | 13.1M - 1:37:24 (2/3/13)

                            FreeSoul87


                            Runs4Sanity

                              After going over things and thinking about, I really have no reason to fear the HM in St. Louis. The one that looks scary by it's elevation graph is the Flying Pig Half in Cincinnati Undecided

                               

                              http://www.runningahead.com/maps/find?lat=39.107128&lng=-84.504128&location=Cincinnati%2C%20OH&radius=1609&minDist=13.1&minUnit=1&maxDist=13.5&maxUnit=1&keywords=Flying%20Pig%20Half%20Marathon

                               

                              I keep going over it, and that incline from mile 5 to mile 9 looks pretty intimidating to me. It makes St. Louis' HM look like a baby. I guess all I can really do is focus on hills during my long runs, to get used to them but we don't have any hills like that around here... darn Southern Indiana.

                              *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                              PRs

                              5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                              10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                              15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                              13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

                               

                              Better I Leave


                                2011 NorCal Tough Mudder...13 miles in length, over 6500ft in total elevation gain...every bit of it above 6000ft. I saw a lot of people "fade" as they were totally unprepared for the altitude.

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