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I'm running my first half marathon on 10/23. I had been training with a schedule that added a mile to the long run every week. The last three weeks of the schedule look like this:

| Week |  M   |   T   |   W   |   Th  |   F   |   Sa  |   Su   |
|------+------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+--------|
|   8  |  0   |   4   |   4   |   5   |   0   |   2   |   12   |
|   9  |  0   |   3   |   3   |   5   |   0   |   2   |   5    |
|  10  |  0   |   3   |   3   |   4   |   0   |   2   |   13.1 |

Due to travel, I didn't run at all during week 8. Now I'm trying to decide how to adjust weeks 9 and 10. Should I just leave it as is? I'm mostly interested in keeping my joints happy and healthy. Maintaining/Improving upon my ~11 minute mile pace for long runs is secondary to that.

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    Do the week as-is. As the 13.1 miles is on the week after I would not suggest bringing the 12 miles run week forwards. – Gunge Oct 13 '16 at 15:16
  • can you stay in aerobic zone with 11 min/mile pace for the whole run? – Anatoly Oct 17 '16 at 19:34
  • @Anatoly I did with my 11 mile run (although maybe slightly slower at first and slightly faster towards the end), and I have with my 5-mile runs after my skipped week. We'll see about the actual half marathon though. – Ben Lindsay Oct 18 '16 at 2:01
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    @Anatoly Thanks! I'll probably do another one eventually. good luck on yours! – Ben Lindsay Nov 15 '16 at 21:30
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    I finished with time 2:12, my friend told me next time it has to be 2:00, so have to signup to next one too. I continue train following Arthur Lydiard method. – Anatoly Nov 19 '16 at 22:58
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Do the week as-is. As the 13.1 miles is on the week after I would not suggest bringing the 12 miles run week forwards.

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