I'm doing Quell Challenge Roth in 2004 as my 1st IM distance event. I've done one 1/2IM so far and numerous 1/2 marathons. I'm not a bad runner having been running for the last 24 years(38yrs old!!!). So my legs are well conditioend to the stresses of long distance running. I plan on building up my cycling to 6-7 hours at aerobic threshold, which for me is roughly 125-130 bpm. This is according to Gordo Byrns training methods...http://www.coachgordo.com/cgi-bin/config.pl
My question is this...
Gordo reccommends maxing out at 2.5hr runs. He suggests that longer runs than this are counter-productive, and I agree. However, as this is my 1st IM distance race and I'm really only looking to finish within a reasonable time. I plan on incorporating walking breaks into my long runs. I was thinking about running roughly 12 minutes (approx 2km) and walking 1 min repeating. I would therefore plan on building my long runs up to a maximum of 3 hrs. What do you al think on this??
Thanks and any help appreciated