need help planning running sessions
I have just ran a 15k race with just spinning classes 3x week and weight training 3x week. My only running sessions were 50 minutes of very easy running on the tready every 10 days.
I felt really good for the whole race and did an OK time so now am planning on doing a half in about 4 weeks.
If I run once a week what kind of running sessions i should concentrate on?
Thank you very much!
Hang on, so you're going to do a half in 4 weeks? First ten days you are resting from the race you've just done, then you're running, then you're resting for ten days. So thats your twenty days or 4 weeks: a grand total of 2 runs altogether.
And on that you want to run a half marathon? Nothing to stop you, but I have to ask, why exactly? It won't be a very pleasant experience. You'd be better of gradually getting your runs up to three times a week or something and getting a good mileage base, focussuing on short events like 5ks or 10s if you want to race once in a while.
Thank you for your help.
Quest, you are right. I decided not to do it.
Millsy, I only run a little because I am just starting back after years of not running. I find it helpful to do weight work as it makes me stronger and the spinning works my body without the impact.
I will cut down on spinning and start to run more.
Good call Utlra. Let us know how you get on with the increased running. Take it gently and it will gradually come back to you.
One longish run and a few strides should be ok.
Like Quest says, you're only talking a couple of runs!
There's not really any real benefit 2 mere runs is going to do for your half marathon performance.
So we're talking confidence boosts now. Getting a 9-10mile run in twice before the race will see you right. You can add the rest with the adrenaline of race day.
Thank you very much for all your help.
Now I am running 2x week. Hoping to go for 3.
One long and one at tempo pace.
Have a 1/2 marathon on the 28th of April.
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