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Why long runs sometimes go wrong #running #marathontraining #longrun

Why long runs sometimes go wrong #running #marathontraining #longrun

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 hovers around 10 minutes per mile on a perfect weather day (50-60 degrees, dry), it may slow by seconds or minutes as the temperatures and humidity climb–especially with longer runs where you’re training for more than 90 minutes in duration. If it was a warm day, this could have contributed to your distress since your body’s response is to make you slow down to avoid heat exhaustion. This is especially true if it was abnormally...

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