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HM Tune-Up Race Two Weeks Before Marathon? (Read 88 times)

Elfear


     

     

     

    I guess that is why ElFear is here asking about racing it and you aren't. You have more experience about it.

     

     

     

    ElFear if there is a timing mat at half way you could always race the first 10K of the half then shut it down and do a cool down for the second part.

     

     

    That's a good idea. From all the comments so far, it sounds like the safe bet is to not run the half at full tilt but to pace it more like a long run or maybe shut down early.

    Tchuck


      Use it as a race rehearsal. Do everything you will do the day, evening and morning of marathon. Do same fuel and warm up and run your first 2 miles like you would the marathon. This can help you race day. Then ease into your normal comfortable long run pace next 8-9 miles. For last 2-3 miles pick it up like a fast finish long run. This will still be a very good work out without the excessive stress of a HALF race.

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      Elfear


        Use it as a race rehearsal. Do everything you will do the day, evening and morning of marathon. Do same fuel and warm up and run your first 2 miles like you would the marathon. This can help you race day. Then ease into your normal comfortable long run pace next 8-9 miles. For last 2-3 miles pick it up like a fast finish long run. This will still be a very good work out without the excessive stress of a HALF race.

         

        Great advice. Thanks!

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