After a bit of taper advice... i'm running London next week and then Edinbrugh a few weeks later, how long do i need to rest after London? Do i squeeze another long run in inbetween or ease off? Be intrested to hear from others doing the two marathons.
I am doing the same. Going to rest the full week after as I am carrying an injury anyway. 18-20 miles on the 2nd Sunday and 13 miles on the Sunday before. I will include a few speed sessions. I don't think there is enough time to improvement fitness or speed.
they say edin is the fastest course in the uk......possibly
london is way too busy with peeps i.e. slower runners not moving to outside
if you havent done london before i would simply enjoy it and forget a time
edin would be the place to get a pb, as in my opinion you will want to get it over with
watch out for the shingle
nah just london this time
good luck v76
dont forget to trip all the relay runners...its your duty
Cheers guys... first time running London what i've heard not very p.b friendly so just gonna try and enjoy the day and soak up the atmosphere. Ran Edinbrugh last year so looking to get my head down and improve my time there.Good luck supersonic and v76 and like Home time said...keep an eye out for the relay runners!!
It's my second Edinburgh, but my first since they changed the course.
Is tripping relay runners the new sport?
I ran both a couple of years ago, using London as an easy long run which I trained through.
In my opinion you don't need another 20+ miler in between the two.. there are only 4 weeks between the races and 4 weeks before a target race is about right for your last long run.
How much rest you need after London is really down to what you're used to, how hard you run London and how good you feel afterwards so it's difficult to offer any specific advice.
On the which is faster debate I suspect in terms of elevation they're pretty similar.. both largely flat after a descent in the first few miles. With London if you're in the pack then your pace is pretty much determined for you - ok if you're in the appropriate part of the field I guess. With Edinburgh you've got the coastal wind to contend with. I've only run Edi once though so I don't know how likely that is to affect the race - it blew something mighty along the prom on the way out. Most of the course won't feature more than a handful of spectators but that's not necessarily a bad thing!
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