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Looking for some experienced guidance as to whether I am ready to take part in two races that I have scheduled over the next two months. I am looking to compelte these in good times (specified below). baring in mind that I have only been running since October 2012
Race 1: 10 miles (aiming for 90 minutes on an undurating road course) - January 20th
Race 2: 13.1 miles BRIGHTON HALF Marathon - (aiming for 1:55 on a relatively flat course) - February 17th
Since October I have been out on 37 runs, covering a total of 334 miles so far. This weekend gone I completed a long sunday run of 10 miles in 1 hour 27 minutes on empty roads
I normally get out to run 3 times a week, twice in the week (shorter runs of about 6 miles) and once at the weekend ( around 8 - 12 miles on average). I am reasonably happy that I can complete the 10 mile run in a few weeks as I have done this already. However in my one attempt to cover 13.1 miles so far I managed to do it, but then had calf cramps for a week and it took a toll on my ability to get out and train.
I guess what I am looking for is a) some advice on whether I am on the right track to complete the races, and 2) some advice on what to do now I am in the weeks leading up to these.