I signed up for a half marathon a few months ago and i have been getting out most mornings for runs of about 6 miles. I am fairly fit anyway as i have been running regularly (15- 30miles per week) for almost a year and i do about 3 to 4 tough spinning classes a week too. The only thing is I have been neglecting my long runs and its been a good while since i have ran more than 7 miles. My half marathon is in 2 weeks so i plan on getting out this weekend for a 10 - 12 mile run this weekend. I'm worried that i am totally underprepared though. I dont care about the time i finish in as i just want to enjoy it. I feel very fit so do you think my fitness will be ok and i can finish or am i being completely ridiculous?
If you take it slow I expect that you have enough base fitness to finish. It may not be a pleasant experience during or after, but you've got a base fitness that should allow you to run for that long at an easy pace.
+1 for running slow. If you run at the pace you normally cover upto 6 miles, you will really suffer later on making the last four or five miles miserable & painful.
Accept that your endurance isn't ideal to cover the complete distance, and you should make it through.
Running six miles most mornings.
Thanks for the replies. I have done some long runs here and there in the past few months of 10-12 miles and i have never had any problems, i just took my time and enjoyed myself. I plan on doing the same for the race and hopefully i'll be ok.
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