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    I have been asked today to do a night time half marathon locally. How much training do you reckon you need to do for it? or could i just continue with my gym regime hoping i m fit enough?















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    i'd start walking if i was you Britchick, i found pounding the pavements completely different to the treadmill. Gym people may tell you different but as I'm not one of them that's just my opinion!

    Good luck to you, i used to enjoy my daily walks - must start again, must start again!




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    Definitely do some pavement walking When I walk with my friend we do 5 miles a night 2-3 nights a week and when we were doing it regularly I feel I could have done the half marathon (walking) we looked at doing it.

    Is it the Playtex moonwalk (or half moon)? If so that was what we looked at doing and they have a training regime on their website






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    Whatever Julie you go girl. Walking will be hard but build it up over the weeks before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaw, post: 122087
    Definitely do some pavement walking When I walk with my friend we do 5 miles a night 2-3 nights a week and when we were doing it regularly I feel I could have done the half marathon (walking) we looked at doing it.

    Is it the Playtex moonwalk (or half moon)? If so that was what we looked at doing and they have a training regime on their website
    no it's a local one through woods it's 24th June- will go and have a look at regime

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    through the woods at midnight - yikes!

    is there a pavement type path then or is it a mud path? perhaps you should do your training in the woods then, but not on your own and definately NOT in the middle of the night!




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    Quote Originally Posted by mumof2, post: 122107
    through the woods at midnight - yikes!

    is there a pavement type path then or is it a mud path? perhaps you should do your training in the woods then, but not on your own and definately NOT in the middle of the night!


    i think this is just what i need to kick me into action and get me into that bikini!! Dan says he'll walk with me on the weekend. Caitlin one of the days in the week.















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    it really is good for you. I used to walk for 30-40 minutes every morning after i'd dropped the boys at school and really enjoyed it, and sometimes did the same in the afternoons before i collected them again.

    i used to spot a person in the distance and make myself walk fast enough to overtake them, then do the same again and again - sometimes i felt like i could walk for hours.

    when my youngest was at the first school about 2 minutes walk from me i used to walk far enough in the opposite direction that it'd take me 1/2 to get there!

    Go for it love, it'll make you feel so good!

    That's it I'm going to start again too - thanks for posting that question!




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    this is the schedule M, i have only got 10 weeks so will just carry on till 10 weeks.


    EZ HALF MARATHON TRAINING SCHEDULE

    Prerequisite for this training plan: walking a minimum of 3 to 6 months, a base mileage of at least 15 miles per week, and the ability to easily walk 3 to 4 miles several times a week.

    Monday and Friday - Rest Day - No workout
    Tuesday and Thursday - Walk at a comfortable, but determined trainining pace for the designated mileage.
    Wednesday - Crosstraining - Participate in an easy crosstraining activity for 30 - 45 minutes.
    Saturday - Distance day - Walk for the designated mileage at a comfortable pace. Beginning with week 6 alternate weeks are shorter walks done at a slightly faster pace. Try to do weeks 10 and 12 at your goal "race" pace* .
    Sunday - Recovery - Walk at a comfortable pace or participate in easy crosstraining for 30 minutes.

    Notes:
    Warmup and cool down time is included in the prescribed time each day. Stretching will require additional time. We also recommend that all walkers include strength training in their training routine. A few exercises two or three days a week is a good start. To compliment this schedule strength training can be done on Tuesday, and Thursday or Friday.



    Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    1 Rest Day 3 miles CT 3 miles Rest Day 4 miles EZ or CT
    2 Rest Day 3 miles CT 3 miles Rest Day 5 miles EZ or CT
    3 Rest Day 3 miles CT 3 miles Rest Day 6 miles EZ or CT
    4 Rest Day 3 miles CT 3 miles Rest Day 7 miles EZ or CT
    5 Rest Day 3 miles CT 3 miles Rest Day 8 miles EZ or CT
    6 Rest Day 3 miles CT 4 miles Rest Day 6 miles EZ or CT
    7 Rest Day 3 miles CT 4 miles Rest Day 9 miles EZ or CT
    8 Rest Day 4 miles CT 4 miles Rest Day 6 miles EZ or CT
    9 Rest Day 4 miles CT 4 miles Rest Day 11 miles EZ or CT
    10 Rest Day 4 miles CT 4 miles Rest Day 8 miles * EZ or CT
    11 Rest Day 4 miles CT 4 miles Rest Day 13 miles EZ or CT
    12 Rest Day 4 miles CT 4 miles Rest Day 8 miles * EZ or CT
    13 Rest Day 3 miles CT 3 miles Rest Day 6 miles EZ or CT
    14 Rest Day 2 miles 2 miles Rest Day 20 minutes Half Marathon Rest Day















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