I start my preliminary training this coming week for the Mississauga half-marathon. I don't start my "real" training until mid-January. I still will be running only 3 times a week, but my 1st run of the week will be tempo runs. Thursday will be just a regular run & Saturday or Sunday will be my long runs. Easing back into it, I won't be running too long my 1st week or so, but my 3rd week my long runs will be 10k+. Sweet. Getting really sick of 8k runs as my long runs. It just isn't enough.