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If you could do that, you could then mlr on a sunday and even at 15m it's 2 hours out. I find that I can do 15 miles without any real damage. My body seems to start deteriorating and needing lengthier recovery for each mile after 15, at a much more disproportionate rate than the first 15m.
I think my longest mlr is 14 miles. I normally sit at 12-14m for the peak 10 weeks training. With that though, i'd be doing another 13-14m run each week with a 10m tempo what with wu and cd.
JGav: MLR of 14 miles is fine! Do you need to run with anything on a commute apart from.keys, phone and a bit of change?
Just to be clear, I have assumed that Alehouse is meaning to do mlrs to supplement the weekly long run as opposed to being your long runs when you aren't doing a 20.
As Alehouse says, you wont do 20 every week. I did 6 this time around with 2 x 22. I also did quite a few 17-18m long runs and also about 50% mixed pace long runs, though on those weeks I wouldn't do the weekly big tempo.
Yes the kids will notice for sure. It's a bit easier now mine are a bit older and spend a lot of time at their own clubs etc in any event.
Consistent consistency please AD!JGav: any races planned before Bournemouth?
Are these miles or kms?
And what's currently the longest you've run in recent weeks?
so that is 10.5 ish miles.
Setting aside the unknown quantities such your time and other commitments I think you could get a 20 in on 12th and 26th August then 09th and 16th Sept. 16th sept is 3 weeks to the day from the mara which is when almost any schedule will have the last very long run.
I think you will get more out of the race if you have done more 20s than 2 and I think that is realistic progression from where you are now and the time still available.
yes that looks better.
That's when you want your peak cycle to be. You will have built up slowly to be able to accommodate that.
The only way to safely handle big mileage is to run everything that isn't a session at the lower end of your easy paces. I am usually 8.15-8.45mm for those when I am running 50 plus mpw.
That's when you want your peak cycle to be. You will have built up slowly to be able to accommodate that.The only way to safely handle big mileage is to run everything that isn't a session at the lower end of your easy paces. I am usually 8.15-8.45mm for those when I am running 50 plus mpw.