I'm doing the Keilder marathon on Sunday, my 2nd marathon. The training plan I'm following says 2 mile run Friday and rest Saturday. I would rather rest Friday and do a slow parkrun on Sat, maybe jog round in 25 mins? It is parkruns 8th birthday I think and due to work I only get to do one about once a month at the most. Obviously the marathon is far more important so I have no problem dropping the parkrun if it's going to do my marathon time any damage at all.
I think a lot of people will have their final short, easy run the day before. It will certainly be my plan. Not sure what you've got planned for a carb-load strategy but I would go for a 3/4 mile bimble Saturday morning then come back and have a reasonably substantial lunch afterwards, topping up from the main carb-load the day before.
I assume a bimble is an easy run? lol. I'm a bit fuzzy on the carb loading strategy, just been googling it actually. Was planning onporridge for breakfast then lots of pasta and jacket potatoes on Sat, and similar Thurs Fri. And maybe some carb heavy drinks and bananas, raisins inbetween
I would do the run Saturday not Friday - would advise against the parkrun unless you can absolutely guarantee that you will not get carried away!!!
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