> I've been running on my high school cross country team for two years
> 5000k, roughly 3.1 miles). My times always hover in the high 18 -
> min. range... Anyway, I've been thinking about running a 'metric'
> marathon on November 20. My main question is if there is any
> between a metric, and a regular half marathon. (Someone told me that
> marathon is 13 miles, but a metric one is 13k, only 9 miles.) Second
> all, I would like to know if there is a suggested 2 or 3 work out
> One more question... is there any site that would calculate my
> time' for this distance taking the data from my 5k results? I would
> beat that time.
> 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
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
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