10km Obstacle Off road race wknd before a half marathon a good idea?

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22/01/2013 at 20:00

Hi there, first post so hello!

I am just looking at booking some events for later in the year and the main one is the sheffield half marathon I have run twice before. I'm also booking in a couple of off road obstacle 10k's - one of which is the X-Runner mad monk which falls on the weekend before the half marathon.

My question is would this be ok or even a good piece of training or is it a bad idea? Obviously training should taper off leading up to the half..

I am currently training for another two road 10k's in February & March before the Sheffield Endurer off road obstacle race in April then the X-runner & Half Marathon in May.


23/01/2013 at 11:40

personally i wouldnt do the obstacle race a week before the half. 

but it depends on what you want out of the half.  if its a PB attempt and i defn wouldnt do the xrunner but if it more for a fast race for fitness then probably would do it.

23/01/2013 at 12:15

As dean says.   If your highly driven to get every second off your HM time, then don't do it.

If you'll enjoy yourself doing them both, then why not?!

24/01/2013 at 22:59

You're welcome

29/01/2013 at 21:46

Sorry guys, cheers for the advice. Has decided to go with one in March - hopefully its not too cold! 10 k road race the wknd after should be much better than the half.

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