I have only ever run my long runs on Sundays, I find that it's a perfect way to end the week and relax. I'm currently looking at races for next year and the marathon I want to enter is scheduled for a Saturday!
Am I ok to keep doing my long run training on Sunday? I know that the key to effective training is regularity so I am loathe to switch my long runs to Saturdays half way through a training schedule. On the other hand, specificity says that I should be doing my long runs on the right race day!
Does anyone have a solution? I would prefer to keep my long run on Sunday as it is usually much less busy than my Saturdays. So will there be any adverse effect if I race on Saturday? Especially as Saturday is my rest day.
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks everyone!
It wont make a blind bit of difference.
You'll be tapering down anyway for the marathon, so your body isnt going to be aware of what day it is from your normal schedule.
Have a nice race.
what cougie said
Last year i did a lot of long runs on a saturday some on a sunday , my marathon was on a Monday.
So it'll be no problem
Ditto, you're worrying about nothing!
Did my first marathon on a monday, and all my long runs on a saturday, just meant i had two days extra rest before the race.
Do your LSR on any day of the week. It doesn't matter. Most people adapt their training schedules to meet personal circumstances.
Oh no Swerve ! Just what I suspected!
Thanks guys, crisis over I guess! (note to self not to worry too much)
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