agree with KK. Utter sloblock.
I ran 52 miles on Saturday. Should I therefore sit around eating pies until the end of June?
Listen to your body...it will tell you if you need to rest (and by rest I mean doing less, not nothing)
....I do like pies KK. I think I will be makig a chicken and mushroom one this weekend.
Geezer....one other thing....depends also on what you want to do?
I.E. - do you want to be 'marathon fit' through the summer? Would you like to ease off the gas a little bit? Would you want to lose most of your fitness and more or less start again?
If the 1st option - keep mileage fairly high, and stick in an 18-20 mile run every other weekend...you might need to then only put in one longer 22 miler before 'race day'.
2nd option - run equally as frequently as #1, but reduce distances a little - long run of 15 miles every other weekend.....you would then pick things up about 6 weeks before your next marathon.
3rd option - eat pies....run a couple of times a week....maybe upto 10k.
I'm glad you said that KK (about the running, not the pies)
I've been out and I feel fine. I took Monday off, but I could probably have bimbled on Tuesday. I actually ran yesterday.
Today I might have a pie....
I've actually never eaten a pie in my life!
I do like pizza though.
And resting for 26.2 days? (Not sure how to measure this .2?) that's rubbish! Just go with what you feel like Nick says. I've ran every day since Sunday and I feel fine
I've never heard about taking a day off for every mile. What I have heard is that (assuming you give the marathon 100% effort - which we all do ) then it takes about 1 day per mile for your legs to fullyrecover. That doesnt mean that you shouldn't train, though you should probably do more of your runs at "recovery" pace after a race.
Obviously this isn't a hard and fast "scientific" calculation, but like a lot of "runners lore" it probably has some merit. I know that while I run (and occasionally race) soon after a marathon it does take a few weeks before my legs feel 100% again.
I ran tues and again today, I just think you have to listen to your body. Everyone is different. I would be going mad and putting on weight if I took 26 days off!! Besides I have a club race at the dome next thurs
I haven't run yet either but I feel as if I could! I plan to do 4 miles on Friday then 7 on Sunday.
I've got a few 10k's coming up and I'm hoping for a new pb or 2.
Gasp @ Liverbird. Getting me kit straight on.
One-sized fits all approaches can 'generally' be disregarded by 'most' people i reckon.
Agree with listen-to -your-body approach.
It's easier to overdo it than to rest too much!
Pizza vs pies? Pizza everytime. Salmon & dill please!
...oooh maybe I will make a pizza tonight for my tea then???
im listening to my body and at the moment Mr Tummy is talking to me.
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