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!!
run at night ?
last resort run indoors......
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!
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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