Too soon to do a long run?

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8 messages
24/02/2012 at 17:40
Hi all,

I've been running for sometime now, but haven't run anything beyond 13 miles for over a year - despite running fairly regular 4.5 or 6.2 mile courses (the latter I did a week ago).

I have the opportunity to do a slow 11 mile run on Sunday - but would like to take advice before committing. I currently do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3/4 times a week, 2 personal training sessions (mostly weights or weight bearing) and then 1-2 runs a week.

As I haven't built up distance, is it unwise for me to jump into this - or will I be OK?

Kind regards,

John
24/02/2012 at 17:49
BJ you appear to be very fit, and as you regularly run 4.5 or 6.2 miles, I don't think you will have any problems running 11 miles at a slow pace.
24/02/2012 at 19:58
No probs, enjoy it.
24/02/2012 at 20:09
I did Brighton half last weekend, and in a good time, last time i went beyond even ten miles was May last year, so nothing is impossible. If your running regular, you might surprise yourself.
24/02/2012 at 20:42
Thanks everyone. You've definitely swayed me - I'll let you know how I get on.
25/02/2012 at 19:34
Just make sure to go slow and you should be perfectly okay.
26/02/2012 at 21:47
Hi all,

Well I went out this morning and did 11.4 miles in 1 hour 50 mins. I'm relatively happy with that considering my race pace isn't much faster. I feel it a bit on my knees and I'm sure they will ache in the morning, but I feel better for having done it. And, I have to say, it was the perfect running day for me - bright, sunny and a little chilly which kept me nice and cool.

Thanks for all of your support.

Best wishes,

John
27/02/2012 at 10:39
Great!

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