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I am following the Novice 2 Hal Higdon training programme and loving it so far. I'm only at week 3, as I'm training for the London Marathon next year. I've never ran a marathon, however I did do half a marathon back in 2011. My plan is to get to 15 miles and then repeat all the weeks until I lead up to the last 18 week taper. I have an opportunity at work to run home from work, mid week, but it's an eight mile run. The programme says I don't need to run 8 miles mid week, until 7 weeks away. So my question is, is it ok to throw in an 8 mile run mid week or will that be too much? I did run 9 miles on Sunday and loved it. My legs were sore but nothing too much. I felt strong and fit! The reason I want to do it, is because I work out 6 days a week. I'm running on 4 days and weight training on two. I love my weight training but I need to probably rest for two days, rather than 1. By weight training in my lunch hour and then running home, I feel that I can kill two birds with one stone. If I don't run home from work, I may have to go home, put the kids to bed and then go out running at 8pm. Not ideal when I can run home. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts....my gut feeling is that it's only another 2 miles on top of the schedule, so another 18 minutes of running....Thanks fellow runners!