Re: Re: Last tune-up race 2 weeks before marathon?

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Chris
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I'd personally not race a half in preparation for a marathon.  I don't have the experience as some others here in the marathon, but it's just personal preference. 

Obviously a half will take lots out of you for several days no matter your fitness level.  I feel if you train properly for the marathon you should have the confidence that you CAN complete the race on pace without the need for a very long “marathon race simulation.”  So why not run a 10K and get the full effect of a race without messing up a week of training?  Just my personal preference I guess.  Maybe with a few more marathons under my belt I'd feel different.