advice needed for half marathon training

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04/12/2009 at 16:55

Am doing my 4th half marathon in edinburgh at end of April.  Usually have my training worked out well but this time I'll be in Australia for a month from late feb to late march so will have just 4 wks when I get back to do my longer runs.

Really not good running in the heat and the most I'm expecting to do in oz is 5/6 miles.  Is it worth doing some longer runs before I go in Feb (can't  really see this will help so far in advance) or just do regular 5/6 miles over there and pump out the miles when I get back?

I'm a 'senior' so not looking for pb's just enjoy the race and get to the end without walking!!

04/12/2009 at 17:04

run at night ?

last resort run indoors......

05/12/2009 at 13:05
Take your trainers with you to Oz, I went last year for a month, there are some amazing places to run, dont worry about the heat, run early in the morning, where abouts are you going?
05/12/2009 at 13:23

The plan is to run as much as possible in oz (did it this year and round some lovely runs) but I know I shan't do more than 5/6 miles.  My worry is getting to the higher mileage needed in the 3/4 weeks before the half when I get back

Or should I just stop worrrying! I know I can do the distance even if its really slow at the end! 

05/12/2009 at 15:07

If you are worried about heat, then plan to run early morning. Feb/Apr in Oz is quite good temp. wise (depends on where you are), but obviously a lot hotter than in the UK!

I go to Singapore a couple of times a year - really hot and humid - and I usually start my run around 6am and manage about 10miles before hotted out. Will be there in 10 days for Christmas and will be doing the old routine. I have a half in Feb to contend (I'm a VET!), and also not concern with time but to get round in a resonably comfortable state.

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