Advice for the undertrained?
May 2, 2012 3:38 PM Subscribe
Am I going to badly regret running a half-marathon this weekend with minimal training?
posted by Pomo to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I signed up for the Toronto half-marathon which is happening May 6. Of course, at the time, I had good intentions of rigourously training and beating my pathetic personal best of 2:30.
Unfortunately, life got in the way and I trained half-heartedly for a few months and not at all in the last month. I think the longest run I did was about 10 or 12 kms, which I ran at about a 7 minute kilometre.
Nevertheless, I'm still thinking about showing up Sunday. Is this a huge mistake? I don't intend to run my ass off, and I realize I will have probably an even slower time than last fall. But am I actually going to hurt myself by running twice as far as I have in recent months? If I keep it slow and stop if something hurts, will I be ok? I'm loath to give up the overpriced entry fee, and I figure that getting some decent exercise this weekend couldn't hurt.
If I do pull/tweak/sprain something midway through, what is the protocol for leaving a race when you have a toe clip?