14 Oct '16, 6pm

What I did differently this marathon cycle (training and recovery)

What I did differently this marathon cycle (training and recovery)

More time running race pace – the important “workout” apart from lots of easy miles were the race pace or threshold runs. There were several speed/interval days built in, but the emphasis was on becoming efficient at race pace. Even though there were many days when race pace felt hard in training, he was right- my body fell back to that pace in the marathon and it felt relatively easy. Long runs with a fast finish- McMillian recommends these workouts as well and cautions not to do to many in a cycle as they are really tough and can require a longer recovery. You can build to 8-12 miles at race pace although in a long run I think the longest I did was 4. It’s tough after a week of training and an hour or two into a long run! But I know those helped me learn how to run on tired legs and finish the marathon at close to the same paces I started it. Lots of training in heat and...

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