WEEK 5 ON TO A HALF MARATHON STARTS TODAY!
There's not much new except for the 12 miles you'll cover on your long run at the end of the week...almost there!!! When I ran my first half marathon (in which severe weather caused the shutdown of the race) I was waiting in the back of the pack before the start with other runners. Some told me their training plan had only called for them to run 12 miles before the race. It was felt that the extra 1.1mile could easily be added on race day. Wow, I felt nervous FOR THEM!
You will have the confidence of knowing you ran slightly more than the full race distance before your taper when you run 13.5 miles next week...your last long run of the plan. Congrats for making it this far in training. Make sure you foam roll BEFORE or AFTER this 12 mile run. Or BOTH times! The schedule puts it on Friday, but you can do it any time(s) it seems to help you the most. You will feel better physically, and the knowledge that you are NOT dead on your legs will PREPARE you for that 13.5 mile run at the end of week 6. Remember to use these last 2 long training runs to build MENTAL TOUGHNESS/ CONFIDENCE for RACE DAY.
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