What sort of mileage do you average weekly?
I will tell you were I am and what I will do......
I have been running approx 50 to 60 miles a week (average) for the last 4 years or so. Ran 17 marathons and 1 ultra last year (ultra was a double marathon). The only "special" training for the double-marathon was back to back long runs (Sat/Sun) of 13 miles each day 5 weeks before, 15 miles each day 4 weeks before and 20 miles each day 3 weeks before. Got around in under 8.30 very comfortably.Ran 2 marathons on consecutive days last Nov (a track marathon the Saturday in about 3.50 and the Rutland Water marathon on the Sunday in about 3.45).
I had no injuries, no DOMS from either event but went with the sole intention of competing the events with time being very secondary.
Personally, I believe that once you get X amount of training/miles/racing in your legs and maintain a "basic" level of fitness you can pretty much turn your hand to anything that is similar without needing to ramp up the training.Obviously, "racing" the event over 4 days would be a different kettle of fish to just "getting around" and enjoy the experience.
My last spring marathon with the South Downs in June (8th marathon of the year) and then a gap until early Sep where I will run 3 or 4 (on consectuive Sunday's) before the Great Barrow event. I don't plan to do any back to back long runs at all.
This is going to be my approach based upon what I have previously achieved. I doubt it will work for everyone and may not work even for me
Sometimes less can be more!
What are running in June? South Downs? Boddington?
Have you done Fairlands before?
Hope that you are good at multitasking - reading instructions, navigating and running simultaneously!
I did it a couple of years ago......never again!
Don't intend to ever run a self-navigate course again. However, I think that there will be a degree (hopefully a very tiny degree) of self-navigate at Barrow.
Ive signed up for the great barrow this year how was it?
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