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4 halves and one full? November 7, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — melrunner @ 9:25 pm

So I’m not sure if I’m overdoing it, but the plan for this month are 2 half marathons: One Nov 15th the other Nov 28th.

December I might just do a local Xmas 5k.

January I have two half scheduled: Disney half on Jan 10th and Naples half (DIVA FE!) on Jan 17th.

So the next big question is should I do the full on Jan 31st or do the half?

I really want to do to the full and do the longer runs (16-22) again in nice weather, but I was going to try to run 16 this morning and only did 10.

I honestly felt like a loser b/c I didn’t do what I had told my body to do. I had eaten enough carbs last night for a 16 mile run, and I stopped after 10.

I wore my new Mizunos and the ball of my feet was aching a bit after mile 7 b/c of the getting used to the Newton shoes.

So I guess I’m just going to play it by ear and how my body feels. Try to train for the full, but take it one week at a time. The last thing that I want is to be injured. I am adding speed work which is a change for me. I am keeping my mileage the same and I am only upping it by 10% or less.

Now I can use next week’s half as a training run. I do not plan on racing it and I am not worried about my time. If I finish in 2:30 that’s fine with me. If I finish in 2:45 that’s also fine with me. Kelle is running and I might wait for her since I know she’s been having issues with her shins.

The Space Coast half is one that I would like to race or try to since I heard that the course is really nice. We’ll see. I haven’t even registered for that half yet.

One day at a time. One half at a time.

On a better note I talked to Antonella today  on the phone! I love my little godchild!!!


3 Responses to “4 halves and one full?”

  1. hey marie Says:

    Hey, Meli! You’re definitely not a loser. It takes longer than people realize to recover from a marathon. I’m glad to hear you’re going to take it one run at a time! Lots of positive running vibes.

    Oh, I miss being so close to family and friends than I miss Florida itself. I miss being closer to the FL DIVAS too! I’m really considering Naples just because it will be such a huge FE. I’ll write more on the FB discussion board when I’m able to figure out finances better.

  2. ellenrunsnyc Says:

    mel, I agree with marie, play it by ear, you don’t want to over train just for the sake of training you know?!

    your a ROCKSTAR!

  3. hogeruns Says:

    I agree with AnnaMarie and Ellen – you need to give your body time to recover, and with back to back (nearly) halves and then throwing in a full…that’s a little risky! Just listen to your body and your racing plan will fall into place 🙂

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