30 Aug '14, 5pm

Four Reasons For A Long Run Gone Wrong via @runnersworld #FitFluential

Coach, I just finished perhaps the worst long run ever. I’m training for a marathon–my fifth–and covered 18 miles. But I had to stagger through the final few miles. My leg hurt, my breathing was labored, and it was as if I hadn’t been running all season. I’m a bit deflated and wonder if you could shed some light on why it happened. Thank you. ~Ken I’m sorry you had such a tough long run. Although this isn’t a consolation, it is quite common to experience at least one humbling long run during a marathon training cycle. Like any disaster, it can be helpful to assess the situation to try to figure out why it went awry. Here are four common culprits for long runs gone wrong. The Heat We all know that running in the heat and humidity increases the intensity of your normal easy pace and increases the workload on your body. For instance, if your conversational long run pace hover...

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