OK - I am doing VLM this year. This is my first mara and coz of lungs it will be a run with the odd walk. Been following Bingham's run/walk schedule. About 8 weeks ago I did 20 miles run 4 / walk 1 (repeating). Did it in 3hrs 34 mins. Since I was ahead of schedule and as a result droped a few weeks down, I will be on 20 mile again in 3 weeks. What I want to know, is whether I should keep 20 mile as "maximum" or actually have a crack at mara distance in training?thanks
How did you feel after 20? Knackered or strong?
If you felt ok, you could look at 22; if 20 was pretty hard, it's worth repeating it. Doing 26 will give you little extra benefit from a training perspective, but increase your risk of injury hugely.
my last 20
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