Yeah, this plan basically takes you to 10 or 11 and then assumes on actual race day you'll be able to do the rest on sheer adrenaline.Freed Roger wrote:Keep at it Swirls. When training for distance, some training schedules don't have you do the entire race distance in training. i.e. for a half your training may top off at 10. I think it is important to do the full distance ahead of time -at whatever pace
Physically it may not do much in short term -but mentally you have cleared the hurdle. You know it is do-able and race day is more enjoyable. Two weeks out from race day if possible.
You probably have considered you may not be acclimated to heat. Be sure to have a plan for hyddating and electrolytes etc. I have read about Badwater participants (the awful ultra in death valley in summer.) that hack into acclimation with sauna sessions.
Sounds like you have a run walk plan, which is good. Good to have a strategy. I make one up a strategy arbitrarily -even for training runs -kind of a placebo empowerment thing.
For long [expletive] I've only toyed with this run walk regime of my brothers - he has a goal per mile pace. say for simplicity 10 mim miles. He runs first full mile -say he he hits a mile in 9:30, then walks to 10 min mark. then runs until he hits 2 miles and walks to he hits 20 min mark. He says he feels like he can do this forever, because he banks quite a bit under that 10 min mile pace. I rarely do it, because I am almost always in hills and if I am walking, its going to be uphill rather than when the watch tells me.
I do have a few pairs of compression socks of varying amounts of compression. I would normally wear them for a 5K or a 10K (which I would walk 90% of), but will probably wear the light compression ones during the race and switch to the heavier compression ones after it's over.
The wife is a long distance runner and has done 20 half-marathons so far. Last year her goal was to do one each month of the year, which she completed (finding ones in November and December were rough with weather and travel, but oddly enough there were a ton in January and February). Her bucket list is to run one in all 50 states (she's currently on #12 or #13 I think). So she's running this one with me and is somewhat keeping me accountable (and vice versa).