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What sort of distance do other people do as their final long run the Sunday the week before a half marathon? Is it a recommended percentage of the race distance itself or does it vary? As I've only done the one before, I can't remember what distance I did last time as my final longer run and don't want to over-do it if I can help it.
 

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Rob said:
What sort of distance do other people do as their final long run the Sunday the week before a half marathon? Is it a recommended percentage of the race distance itself or does it vary? As I've only done the one before, I can't remember what distance I did last time as my final longer run and don't want to over-do it if I can help it.

What do you usually do on that day?
 

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Well, on the previous couple of Sundays I've done 10.5m, 11m and 12m later today.
 

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My last long run before a 1/2m would be of the same distance as the race...but I'm a regular 1/2marathoner so would find this no problem. 10 miles is probably enough.
 

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Thanks, Steve
I'll bear that in mind. I did the 12 just this afternoon and my legs were fine until I hit the last mile and they started to tire, although I did hit the 11 mile mark nearly four minutes faster than last Sunday so there must be some improvement.
 

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It's Redcar Half, Steve. Did it last year for first time. I live there so it's very handy on my doorstep.
 

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I think everyone's different, I tend to have quite a restful week coming up to a race. For a half I'd probs do no more than 10miles on the Sat then two steady 4-5 mile runs during the week leading up to the race with a few strides in there.

I imagine some people would say that's probably cutting back more than I need to, but it seems to work quite well for me :)
 

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I think everyone's different, I tend to have quite a restful week coming up to a race. For a half I'd probs do no more than 10miles on the Sat then two steady 4-5 mile runs during the week leading up to the race with a few strides in there.

I imagine some people would say that's probably cutting back more than I need to, but it seems to work quite well for me :)
I tend to do a similar last week to you before a race and it seems to work for me too.
 
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