25 Feb '16, 6pm

Workout of the Week: Brad Hudson's Fuel Run for Marathoners

Workout of the Week: Brad Hudson's Fuel Run for Marathoners

Marathon training is more than just long, slow runs and high-mileage training weeks. There are a number of variables that need to be addressed when designing a training program, with fueling sitting near the top of the list. “You can’t get by just on talent because you’ll run out of fuel,” says Brad Hudson, coach of Hudson Elite training group in Boulder, Colo. “The training very much matters.” One of Hudson’s key marathon-focused workouts is a long “fuel” run, which is done a few times over the course of a 12-16 week training cycle. It’s aimed at helping runners address their fueling needs ahead of race day without all the neuromuscular stress of a full-on marathon-specific workout. Here are the key details: What is it? A long run of 16 to 24 miles run at 90 to 95 percent of your goal marathon race pace. E.g. If your goal marathon pace is 8:00 per mile, the pace of your f...

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