Half marathon in 10 weeks' time
I signed up for my first half marathon a little while ago and it's now just 10 weeks away....eek! My training hasn't progressed as fast as I would have liked due to long work hours and illness and I am only just up to 3 miles (just about to go and try for nearer 4 this evening though). Is it realistic that I can complete a half-marathon in 10 weeks' time if there are no other barriers to my training from now on? There is another one in my region at the beginning of October which I could sign up for and that could be my aim, but I've already entered the first one, my sister is coming up to run it with me (she's done several before) and I'd like to do it if at all possible.
Any thoughts appreciated, thanks.
If you can manage to run 10k with ease then a HM is possible if you take it steady!!!
Ok, thanks so much! Really appreciate your replies
I had 7 weeks to train for a half marathon (product of an encouraging friend and thoughtless enthusiasm). I'd already done a 10k so could do 6 miles - if you increase your long run by a mile a week you'll be at the 6 mile mark with 7 weeks to go.
My longest run before the race was 11.3 miles two weeks before and plenty of people I've seen on here had a longest run of 10 miles before their first half.
You can do it - it probably won't be an amazing time as you'll need to focus on increasing distance, not speed, but you'll get round - and after all, your first one is the benchmark and you don't want to set that too high
Thanks both! Feeling encouraged now.
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