27 Sep '15, 7pm

This is the perfect final workout to do before your marathon:

This is the perfect final workout to do before your marathon:

Most marathoners are ever on the prowl for that perfect last session before the race—one that's long and hard enough to add a measure of confidence, yet short enough to fit sensibly into a taper. No standard workout seems to satisfy all of these requirements. A marathon-pace run is specific, but too long; 400s let you open up and blow off steam, but don’t apply to your goal event; long repeats are great for building anaerobic-aerobic power, but doing them this late in the game is risky, if not counterproductive. One way to neatly address all of your body’s and mind’s needs—and spend less than 20 minutes in the process—is to do a burn-bracketed MP run. You should do this about eight to ten days before your marathon; any closer and you won’t accrue any physical benefits, even if it doesn’t leave you excessively fatigued.

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