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What was your longest run before your first half marathon?

I know this has been asked before. Please forgive me. Having some serious prerace jitters this morning.

I've run 12 miles twice. The most recent was two weeks ago, and before that it was March 27. And it went pretty well. But last weekend's 10 miler was a little brutal. I know there are Nesties who stopped at 10 miles before running a half. Please tell me I'm going to be fine. :)

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  • I only got to 9 miles before my first half. I ended up with an injury in the last 2 weeks before the half, so I never got 10 miles in. For my half last month, I did 2 10 mile runs before the race as my long runs. You'll be fine! I promise!
  • 12 twice? You'll be fine!!! GL!

    (I should add my longest before my first 1/2 was 11.) Just trust your training, focus on not going out too fast, and I think you will have a great experience.

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  • My longest will be 11 miles.  I think you'll be fine!
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  • I ran 10 as my longest for my first, and both of my first half marathons post pregnancy. You've got this!
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  • I got to a little less than 11.  I was worried, but it didn't matter at all.  My worst mile during my race was 10, not 11 and 12.  You'll be fine! Smile
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  • 10 miles at race pace was the longest run I've done in preparation for a 1/2. (Don't do that!)

    During my upcoming training cycle this fall, I'm going to focus on more volume at a relaxed pace. I plan to go up to 16 on my longest run. We'll see what effect that has.

    Topping out at 10-12 miles is pretty standard on most plans. You'll be just fine :) Good luck in your race!

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  • You will be more than fine. This is just pre-race jitters. It's completely normal. BTW, I am leaving some mini water bottles out by my front steps in a light blue bag (there will be a blue reusable shopping bag ... that's for my coworker). Take some water if you need it. I'm leaving chocolate raisins in the light blue bag too. Good luck!!!!
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  • image psyri:
    You will be more than fine. This is just pre-race jitters. It's completely normal. BTW, I am leaving some mini water bottles out by my front steps in a light blue bag (there will be a blue reusable shopping bag ... that's for my coworker). Take some water if you need it. I'm leaving chocolate raisins in the light blue bag too. Good luck!!!!
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  • For my first half, I think I got to 10.5 miles and was totally fine.

    For my sister's first half, she only got up to 7 miles because of injury, and she was fine too.   Not ideal, but you will be a-okay!

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  • My goal is to do 11 once or twice before the race. I'm up to 10 and have done it twice, but I have an injury now so I am not sure how things will go.

    Good luck!!! You can do it!

  • image CharlottesWeb:

    I know this has been asked before. Please forgive me. Having some serious prerace jitters this morning.

    I've run 12 miles twice. The most recent was two weeks ago, and before that it was March 27. And it went pretty well. But last weekend's 10 miler was a little brutal. I know there are Nesties who stopped at 10 miles before running a half. Please tell me I'm going to be fine. :)

    12 twice. There is no need to run longer than that. Don't you want to cross the finish line and have that really be the first 13.1?
  • I ran the distance - 13.1 miles about 3-4 times before the half. You'll be fine. I think what I did was totally unnecessary, but I needed to do it so I could mentally know that I could get through a run that long.
  • i think i did 11 twice before my first half. you will be fine! 
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  • You totally got this thing!!

     Before my first 1/2 I ran 2 10-milers.  It was a great race!

    Conversely, I'm running a 1/2 tomorrow that I've run a long run of maybe (MAYBE) 6 miles.  Ha.  It's SIL's first 1/2 & I don't know who will be carrying who at this point.  ;)  Fun times!

  • For my first 3 half marathons the longest I ran was 10 miles before the race.  You are completely prepared if you have done 12 twice!

     

  • Before my 1st half, 7 miles.

    In the nine 1/2s since then, it has varied greatly.  

  • My longest before my first half marathon was 12.  I felt really prepared and the race went great.  My second half I slacked off a little more and my longest run before was 10 miles.  It went ok, but wasn't as good as my first.
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  • You will definitely be fine!  I did one 10 miler before my first, that was it, and I finished just fine.  Good luck!
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