## Difference between metric half marathon and half marathon

### Difference between metric half marathon and half marathon

I've been running on my high school cross country team for two years (we run
5000k, roughly 3.1 miles).  My times always hover in the high 18 - low 19
min. range...  Anyway, I've been thinking about running a 'metric' half
marathon on November 20.  My main question is if there is any difference
between a metric, and a regular half marathon.  (Someone told me that a half
marathon is 13 miles, but a metric one is 13k, only 9 miles.)  Second of
all, I would like to know if there is a suggested 2 or 3 work out plan for
half-marathons...

One more question...  is there any site that would calculate my 'estimated
time' for this distance taking the data from my 5k results?  I would like to
beat that time.

Thanks,
Chris Mulkey

### Difference between metric half marathon and half marathon

: marathon on November 20.  My main question is if there is any difference
: between a metric, and a regular half marathon.  (Someone told me that a half
: marathon is 13 miles, but a metric one is 13k, only 9 miles.)  Second of

Well well, have you ever heard that metric marathon would differ from "a
regular marathon" ? Metric half marathon is 21.0975K (13.1 miles), so go
for it.

Jii

### Difference between metric half marathon and half marathon

First time I hear about a "metric half-marathon".
I always assumed that metric half-marathon was 21,097 meters long,
while "english" half-marathon was 13.1 miles long.

: I've been running on my high school cross country team for two years (we run
: 5000k, roughly 3.1 miles).  My times always hover in the high 18 - low 19
: min. range...  Anyway, I've been thinking about running a 'metric' half
: marathon on November 20.  My main question is if there is any difference
: between a metric, and a regular half marathon.  (Someone told me that a half
: marathon is 13 miles, but a metric one is 13k, only 9 miles.)  Second of
: all, I would like to know if there is a suggested 2 or 3 work out plan for
: half-marathons...

: One more question...  is there any site that would calculate my 'estimated
: time' for this distance taking the data from my 5k results?  I would like to
: beat that time.

: Thanks,
: Chris Mulkey

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Oleg

### Difference between metric half marathon and half marathon

Quote:
> I've been running on my high school cross country team for two years
(we run
> 5000k, roughly 3.1 miles).  My times always hover in the high 18 -
low 19
> min. range...  Anyway, I've been thinking about running a 'metric'
half
> marathon on November 20.  My main question is if there is any
difference
> between a metric, and a regular half marathon.  (Someone told me that
a half
> marathon is 13 miles, but a metric one is 13k, only 9 miles.)  Second
of
> all, I would like to know if there is a suggested 2 or 3 work out
plan for
> half-marathons...

> One more question...  is there any site that would calculate my
'estimated
> time' for this distance taking the data from my 5k results?  I would
like to
> beat that time.

> Thanks,
> Chris Mulkey

I have heard the 20K refered to as a 'metric half marathon', but half
of 26.2 miles is usually 13.1 miles.
Workouts would include _much_ more mileage than for the 5K, mainly
single long (10-15 mi.) runs.
Track workouts might include 8x800, 400 - 1200 'ladders', 12x2 min.
(inceasing pace with each rep.)
However, any suggested workouts would have no real effect between now
and 11/20.
Projecting from 5K up to 13.1 mi. is risky without some 10K or 10 mi.
times to work with.
As always, I would suggest looking into books, etc. for more specific
plans.
Good luck!

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### Difference between metric half marathon and half marathon

A metric 1/2 marathon is 13.1K or 8.14 miles.  It's a little late to do any
specific training for an event only 2 1/2 weeks away.  As a high school
runner, you're used to going out and hurting pretty much from the gun so my
only advice would be to go out slower than you think.  You should be pretty
comfortable for at least the first 4-5 miles of an 8 mile race.

### Difference between metric half marathon and half marathon

: (just as some people use the phrase "metric mile" to refer to the 1500).

I think we should all refer to a mile as "1500 for people who don't mind
going extra 109 meters"...
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Oleg