Multiple 12-mile runs?!
Today was a cross training day, and a very light one at that. Just 15 minutes on the stationary bike and 15 minutes on the elliptical. I’m still fighting a sore throat and sniffly nose, so I’m excusing myself for doing such a light workout. We all need those days right?
I saw on my running calendar this week that I am already up to an 11 mile run even though the Princess Half is still more than a month away.
During my first half my running coach only had me do one 12 mile run right before I began the taper. This time I am going to be doing multiple 12 mile runs to get more comfortable with the distance for race day.
Right now anything up to an 8 mile run feels fairly comfortable for me. My running coach says that by the Princess Half she wants a 10 mile run to feel comfortable. That would be nice and I trust her plan, so here goes nothing!
I must admit since I’m dealing with this little cold it is nice to see the word “easy” on my schedule so many times : )
I am sure at this point you are really tired of seeing screenshots of weather forecasts, but I am really excited about the upcoming “cold” front that is going to last for multiple days!
You can’t see it here but on Saturday the high is only 66 which means perfect weather for my 11-miler.
I am going to try really hard to get up early on Saturday to get the run in during the morning hours. When I was training for the Fort Lauderdale half I was SO committed to running early on Saturdays, which really is the perfect time to knock a long run out.
I’m been pretty lazy this training cycle which has turned into too many treadmill runs because I don’t want to do my long run alone on a Sunday night while I’m trying to squeeze it in before the weekend ends. I must get re-committed!
How many 12 or 13 mile runs do you do as part of half marathon training?
Do you ever do more than 13 miles as part of half training?