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I'm contemplating running a 20 mile training run with a group of women on Sunday, Aug 19. They use a 1/1 run to walk ratio and their speed is 12-13 miles/hour. I'm only around 10 miles on my official training schedule but I don't see problem doing the 20 miler since it will be so slow. I did a 17 miler with them two weeks ago.<br><br>
BUT, next Saturday night at 7:00pm is the Maggie Valley 8k/5k race at 7:00pm. Maggie Valley is just over 3 hours from Atlanta, meaning I would get back home around midnight for a 5:00am start to the 20 mile run.<br><br>
I'm really divided within myself as to whether to do both events. On the other hand Maggie Valley is only an 8k race and I really want to do the 20 mile run as I don't think it should hurt me. I'm sure our 20 mile run will bring us back by our vehicles at least once if not twice during our run in case I need to bail.<br><br>
Should I run both of them or just choose one event?<br><br>
The 20 mile event would get 80 points for Team W. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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As a member of another team, my unbiased opinion is that you should do the race and not the long run!!!<br><br>
More seriously, I did the opposite this spring. I did a 3 hr long run in the morning, followed by 2 hrs of skiing in the aft. The following morning I ran a 10k race and PR'd. Sometimes you have it and sometimes you don't!
 
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