L1 or L2 HM for a slow runner?

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    dpeaire
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    I am currently training for an HM in November currently with the L1 plan. I am currently at a 14 min mile for foundation & endurance runs. My concern is that I won’t get enough distance because of how slow I am. Would it make sense to move up to the L2 plan just to add more time and therefore more distance?

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    David Warden
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    D,

    Thanks for using our plans. That might work, but only if you can truly meet the time commitments of the L2 plan. It’s better to meet 95% of the Level 1 plan than 85% of the Level 2 plan, for example.

    You can also increase your long runs by 20-30 minutes to get in a few more miles, sort of like a Level 1.3 plan. That would get you up to 2.5 hours for your longest run, and push many other runs over 2 hours, which should get you plenty of HM-type duration.

    David

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