Marathon training: how long for your longest run?

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  • seren nos wrote (see)

    Not sure why you use shin splints as an excuse if you only had then when you started running and didn't have the correct footwear,,..........

    I agree that more likely to get injury from sped work than from a built up long slow run.....

    but seems like you have decided what you are going to do....you can do a marathon on no training at all.isn't fun or quick....

    Not sure what excuses I'm making - isn't avoiding running exclusively on hard surfaces and not ramping up speed/mileage too quickly just basic running common sense?

    Anyway I've only got 16 weeks to go and I've not run more than 10km in over a year.  If anyone can find me a reputable beginners training schedule that advocates running more than 1 or 2 20 mile runs over from this base and over that timeframe I'm happy to consider it. 

  • literatinliteratin ✭✭✭

    Seren, where does Creech say what all his other race times are? Or have you been doing advanced webstalking?

  • just thought it was unusual for a someone his age who had only started running last year to run no more than 16 miles to run 3:21.......

    only 1 minute of the GFA catergory for over 50's......which isn't an easy catergory....

    I just don't think he is representative of most new runners...and to suggest that most newbies can run those times with a lack of long runs is going to end up with a lot of people walking long distances ........but i am mighty impressed by his running times from such little training......image

  • Stevie  GStevie G ✭✭✭

    No prizes for guessing what Seren was doing between 10.30 and 2.30

    Stalky stalky....

  • roebyroeby ✭✭✭

    agree a bloomin brill time for v50 well done creech , did you win your category then ?

  • Thanks Roeby, but nowhere near winning my category...

    Probably slighly naive but didn't expect anyone to look me up. Impressed/intimidated with Seren's stalking skills. Agree that if I didn't have family/work/social stuff etc and could put in the longer runs, could go a lot faster but the reason I replied to Bbug was that I think it is possible to run an enjoyable and relatively pain free marathon without  long training runs. 

    Good luck Beetlebug. 

  • Stevie. i  was actually at the dentist for the second of three visits today followed by an asda shop.

    I did spend a quick 5 mins looking up our friend because i thought he might have been another one of those bullshitters that come on here and claim that they can run 13 mins for a 5k without any training.........but i was totally wrong and and in less than 2 mins found he was a pretty impressive runner for his short runing career.....hats off to the guy...

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