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What kind of training program do you follow to build up mileage.
I have been running since June I average about 25mpw.
There is a 1/2 marathon on 3/15 and one on 4/26 I would like to
do and my ultimate goal is Chicago next year. I know there are
several training programs out there, however, they all build up to
the race day what kind of schedule do I use between now and
the race training schedules. I hope this makes sense.

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It is best to increase your mileage by at most 10% per week


There is a 1/2 marathon on 3/15 and one on 4/26 I would like to
do and my ultimate goal is Chicago next year. I know there are
several training programs out there, however, they all build up to
the race day what kind of schedule do I use between now and
the race training schedules. I hope this makes sense.

Just keep what you are doing, as long as you have a good base and miles in the bank, when the time comes were you want to get on a schedule, you can get on the appropriate program for your level.

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Building a base is most imporant like monk said increase by no more than 10% a week should be fine. I followed an 18 week program and it worked very well for me. If possible try getting in a couple of races at shorter distances to test out your fitness ability. Good luck
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I agree with the boys on building up the base mileage.
Most marathon and half-marathon programs use an 18-week program, so that gives you a month between now and the start of a program for the first half. Of course, most programs use the first half of their program as mileage building anyway, so you're good to go on that.
Hal Higdon has a good program for marathon beginners that you could adapt for a half. I use my own program, and would be happy to share some ideas with you if you want.

BTW, good to see that you've decided to join us :D
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thank you for all your responses.
I have run some shorter distance races. Saturday I ran my
first 5k. My time was 26:59. My goal was under 30 so
I was pleased. The Oktoberfest beer at the end was pretty good, too.


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thank you for all your responses.
I have run some shorter distance races. Saturday I ran my
first 5k. My time was 26:59. My goal was under 30 so
I was pleased. The Oktoberfest beer at the end was pretty good, too.


pc

Congrats on the time! Nothing like beating your goal by 3+ minutes! Good beer at the end always makes me run faster...
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