Originally our max run was 11 miles (for 1/2 Marathon training) and that was to take place last weekend. Because of the weather the weekend prior (in which training was cancelled) our 11 miler was dropped to a 10 miler. We are now "tapering" with only 2 long runs until race weekend. This weekend is an 8 and I'm guessing next weekend is a 6.
I'm wondering (and questioning) whether 10 miles is a long enough "long run". Should I do more than 8 this weekend? I havent been doing enough runs during the week and feel undertrained for this race. It might be because I literally just signed up for it so I am mentally unprepared, but yet I'm just not sure I have enough distance under my belt to be comfortable with 13.1. What should I do? Run the 8? Run more than 8? Try to run more during the week? Or should I do what I usually do ... kick back with a latte and assume it will all work itself out?
Time:29:44   Distance:3.00mi   Pace:9:56
Tonight I didnt even get out till about 7:45. I know I need to run more than 3 every once-in-a-while, but this late in the evening (and without even having dinner yet) it is hard to push myself to stay out there any longer than the bare minimum.
I actually thought I was running really fast during this 3 miler. So finding out that I paced about where I have been pacing lately was a little suprising. I guess thats what you get for a late in the evening run without any fuel ;) Oh well.