Is a half marathon measured in ''time'' or ''distance''?
I'm doing a combination of the two! I've been training for london marathon and was doing all mileage based. Then got an injury and the lack of miles was scary, so changed to a time based one instead.
I now run for the allocated time (up to 3 hours 15) and then after measure out how many miles it was. Sometimes that's helpful (i've run so much further than I thought I would and it was easy), sometimes it's been disheartening (I've run for so much longer but not covered as many miles and put in just as much effort).
I think it is personal choice and people can be very passionate about it. I also think it is about how technical you get with your running (i.e. are you a garmin freak/pace aware/heart rate aware etc).
Go with what feels good for you.
ah - But if you are running for around 2 hours, you know you can do it, whatever the distance you've covered.
The distance may be more than a half marathon depending on how fast you are, or short a couple + miles depending if you are slower.
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