29 Aug '16, 2pm

Marathon Long Runs: How Long and How Fast?

Marathon Long Runs: How Long and How Fast?

Thanks for posting the Q&A video above. I run with a faster group in general on weekends, occasional Tues night intervals. Routes range from 5 – 14 miles, and when others are marathon training, they combine two routes back to back, to get it to 18-20 long run. But they take several long breaks during/between loops (a good 5-10 min) for water, etc. I’m experienced enough (several half marathons, around 70% age graded) but thanks to some traumatic injuries limiting my training, and a wife and children who discourage my taking that plunge, I haven’t tried training for and running a marathon yet. My burning question is, whether “the” marathon prep long run should be relatively non-stop, just like if I was running a marathon, How close to race simulation should I be? I assume I would be running close to marathon pace with nothing exotic, just get the system acclimated to the di...

Full article: http://strengthrunning.com/2016/08/marathon-long-runs/

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