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When base building butts up against race prep

Joined: 07 Mar 2018
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Ohio, United States
Posted: Wed 07 Mar 2018 12:30 am GMT   topTop
I used to run and have done four road marathons, but that was several years ago. I'm starting to get back into it. I'm overweight, but have been trending back down.

I am going to run a trail HM in November. I've got a general outline of how I'm going to train, but it's not a carved in stone plan. At 45 I'm not sure how quickly/slowly I'll adapt to training and expect I'll need to adjust as I go.

When I lay out my general outline on paper, it looks like it's nothing more than a ramp up in mileage between now and November. Basically my base building butts right up against my race prep.

I know it's not ideal, but I'm not sure how to improve and still maintain reasonable training volume.

I've started running 3-4 times per week, - minutes, at least once on a trail.Ideally I'd like to end up with a long run of 2-1/2 hours and a med/long run of 90 minutes with two30-60 minute runs.