After some long run advice

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May 2013
10:07am, 27 May 2013
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Lordy Lumpkins
I've been slowly building up my long runs during early May, and got to 13 miles up until two weeks ago, but I've done a couple of Parkruns for the last two weekends which mean I've missed out on a longer run. I'm aiming to get out again this afternoon, but I'm not sure whether it's sensible to go back to something like 12 miles and start building up again, or is it feasible to still go for 1 more beyond 13, so try and fit 14 in? Any advice?
May 2013
10:16am, 27 May 2013
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swittle
I don't think you'll have lost too much fitness - however, endurance is the key, so I'd suggest reducing your pace, see how you feel at 10 miles, and loop to 12 if you're in good shape.
May 2013
10:16am, 27 May 2013
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fetcheveryone
Use a route that gives you the option to get home sooner, if you're not feeling up to it. Bear in mind that it may well have been winter three weeks ago, so expect to feel different as you'll sweat more (assuming you've got the same weather we have). We did our half marathon training based on a long run every other week - so it is possible to have something of a gap - and if your mileage is otherwise good, then maybe it'll be ok. But see point 1 :-)
May 2013
8:13pm, 27 May 2013
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Lordy Lumpkins
Thanks for the advice guys (with a *wave* to Mr Fetch :-) ). I worked out a route to get me near home around 9 miles (in case things didn't go to plan) and I'm kind of glad I did - I managed just over 9 miles and then my knee started playing up, so got home just before 4pm for a shower, nice glass of wine and a really good roast chicken dinner :-)
May 2013
8:25pm, 27 May 2013
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runner duck
well done, ll. and nice refuelling :)
May 2013
8:22pm, 29 May 2013
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Griffo
Drop back to ten miles,you should be fine.

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