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I am registered to run the Bristol Half marathon on Sept 24th.
I have done Aquathon/Triathlons before with 5k runs but this is my first long distance race and I have been following a 14 week programme which slowly built up training volume based around 3 runs ( 1 long run at the weekends) and 2 cross training days a week. I had built up to a long run of 9miles ( total weekly milage of 18miles) before going on a windsurfing holiday at the end of July. Unfortunately I damaged my big toe on my left foot - badly bruised in a windsurfing accident and was unable to run for 2.5weeks. I have started back slowly done a 3, 4 and 4.5mile run so far. Legs seem OK but I have lost alot of condition. My conundrum is how to train for the remaining 4 weeks? I obviously need to build my distance back up but will need to taper as well!? It it possible to get back into condition to do the half marathon - if so what is the best training plan?- or should I pull out?
 

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I would consider not tapering at all but continue to build up and use the half marathon as a training run for another event.

You probably haven't lost to much aerobic condition in the 2 1/2 weeks you had off though.

As it was just over 2 weeks off I'd consider just getting straight back in to the 9 mile runs now.

pick up where you left it maybe?

I wouldn't be to harsh on myself whatever the result if I did take part.

That's just me though, I'm not an expert!:rolleyes:
 

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You'll probably be able to get round the half marathon, but I'd write off any original target times you may have set yourself... if you achieve them they great! But don;t be dissapointed if you fall short of them. My advice would be to just use this as a training run in itself - a nice long slow run, then once you've regained fitness you can run another for time ;)
 

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Don't pull out! Try and pick up where you finished at 9 miles and as per the advice already given, treat the 1/2 as another training run and enjoy yourself. I normally do Bristol each year but work has got in the way this year (how inconsiderate of my employers!!). Good luck for the 24th.
 
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