>General Running>Talk to me about Running Wizard
Hello!! Posted this on the Running Wizard group today, but also going to ask on here because the way I heard of Running Wizard in the first place is from lurking on here and seeing it recommended time and time again on this forum. Yes, I lurk a lot but don't really post, so I'd better introduce myself... hi
I am 6 months out from my first half marathon, it is on October 12th. I'm already thinking about plans, trying to find books to read, ect to prepare for it even though it's still early.
Background: Been running regularly since August. I've completed 7 races: 4 5Ks, 2 4 Milers and one 10K. I have another 5K and 10K coming up in the next month. I do not always run these races "all out," some I have participated in just because the event was appealing to me (for example, both of my 4 milers were basically run at easy effort), but some have been at max effort. I have a 10 mile race in June. However, I had a little hiccup in training and ended up having to take time off with ITBS then build back slowly, and as a result it is going to be difficult for me to get my long runs up to 10 miles in time....so I'm probably going to end up running easy/walking the race instead of racing it. I do mostly have the ITBS under control after the time off, 5 weeks of physical therapy, better shoes for me, and a newfound stretching, strengthening, and foam rolling routine. Currently I'm at about 12 miles per week and run 4 times per week. I'm working on base building again after I had to take a few weeks off because of ITBS and am being very conservative. I hope to get to 20mpw by June. I currently don't do any formal speed work, just sometimes add some strides or fast finishes to my runs, or do occasional progression runs. My race times have been steadily getting better since my first race 6 months ago....I have PRed each of my 4 5Ks in the last 6 months, going from 37:07 on my first to 28:31 on my most recent.
Based on my history is Running Wizard something that would work well for me? Or does someone have a recommendation for a book or plan that may be better suited for me?
PRs: 5K- 28:16 (5/5/13) 10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13) 4M- 41:43 (9/7/13) 15K- 1:34:25 (8/17/13) 10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14) HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14) Full- 5:55:33 (11/1/15)
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Oh hey! I just answered your q in the RW user group http://www.runningahead.com/groups/RunningWizard/forum/Post/a4b49af41ca54a5ab2a9d542b028c22d#focus