Switching Long Run Days

8 messages
04/12/2007 at 23:37

Hi Everyone!

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!

cougie    pirate
05/12/2007 at 00:39

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. 

05/12/2007 at 04:48

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

05/12/2007 at 08:56

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.

05/12/2007 at 09:26

Do your LSR on any day of the week. It doesn't matter. Most people adapt their training schedules to meet personal circumstances.


05/12/2007 at 09:33
You will drop dead immediately if you race on a Saturday.

05/12/2007 at 11:37
05/12/2007 at 12:21

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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