Yesterday I did my speedwork: 9x400
3 at 9:13
3 at 9:05
3 at 8:41
5 miles total.
I had horrible heartburn yesterday..sometimes my GERD flares up for no reason. I did not eat or drink anything different then what I usually take. I slept maybe 2 hours last night. It sucks. Good thing today is a rest day.
Ok now the 2 cents part.
My Half Marathon is May 1st.
I follow Hal Higdon's intermediate plan you can see it here.
I have 3 long runs before the race.
Sunday I have 10 miles.
Then I start week 10, the long run is 11 miles.
Week 11 the long run is 12 miles. That is one week before the race.
Week 12 is Taper: Rest, 4 miles, 3 miles, 3 miles, Rest, Rest, Half Marathon.
Here's where I need your 2 cents (please):
I have had a few people who advised me to cut the last long run from 12 to 8 miles. I don't know what to do. Follow the plan or cut back. For my first half I did the beginners plan and it only had one long run in the double digits: 10 miles. I think looking back this was not enough to prepare me for the race.
This time the mileage was higher all around and I feel better about my training. I ran 8 miles, 9 miles and did a 10k race in the last 3 weeks for the long run day.
I value all of your experience and so I am asking you to give your 2 cents on the last long run..should it be that long? or not? I know everyone is different but I am interested in what you have to share.
Thank you for reading and thank you in advance to leaving a comment! :)