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Transitioning from b210k to HM Asics plan

I'm sort of in limbo at the moment, caught between trying to follow JuJu's b210k 6 week prog and following my Asics HM plan (Helsinki HM 19 May 2018). I oddly did 10k before c25k graduation due to over exuberance which shows you the oddball I am!

My Asics plan has me doing 5,8,8,8km early stages this week but I was trying for JuJu's week 5 long run 9km today and felt so good I just carried on, and on, and on ...to 12km. I knew I was exceeding the 10% rule but it just felt the right thing to do! I sort of went for 12km because I spied a 12km coming up in my Asics palan in a few weeks.

So my question is, although I fully accept I am a total greenhorn/newbie/knownothing is it ok to just go with the flow when it feels right? I mean, if I'd have been checking the watch every 200m since 7km then I'd have clocked 9km and called it a day.

Have not have any twinges or issues so far...Maybe I am due for a wake-up injury? Or when it feels right should I just do what feels right?

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I dunno, but you seem pretty capable to me. I think you said in another post that you'd been into running previously? Maybe keep it to 12k for a couple of weeks and see how you feel? There's plenty of time left before May :)

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Roseabi - No, never been a runner, but I hike a lot, like 3,000km + per year. Maybe my legs have the walking kms in them and those also count (sort of) in the running game?

I don't need to jump up to 12km regular long run for a few weeks according to my Asics plan but once there 16km then 18km runs come over the horizon. I just need more discipline to stick to plan I guess.

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Ohhh, hiking, that was it! Yes, you will have benefited from that. Well, it's no bad thing to follow a plan :)

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Congratulations on being able to go with the flow! My main block with running is mental, rather than physical, so I seldom run more than planned. The 10% rule is for your whole week's mileage anyway, so you could reward yourself by cutting the planned distance for some of your other runs.

Definitely listen to your body. Just don't push yourself every time and you should be fine.

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Dude! Can I add your half marathon to our Events list? :)

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Sure!

Helsinki City Run 19 May

hcr.fi/en

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Done :)

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