thanks Tiger, never thought too much about taking steps to ensure im hydrated properly in the days leading to a long run, always just the morning of and night before. Ill give it a go.
Cougie, reading this post and the one on my other thread re pacing i think your definately right. I just need to slow the long runs down. For some reason i get caught up with my ego and keep pushing myself when im supposed to be maintaining a slow pace and end up racing myself. Will take ure advice and definately take it easy. I am pretty new to running and still have a lot to learn it seems :/
im not, or certainly not conciously treating it as a race. My race pace ive planned for is 8.50-9min/mile and ive been doing my LSR at around 9.25-9.35min/mile. Granted my last LSR (3:02) was slightly faster but this wasnt intentional. Like i said just looking for some last minute advice really, ive got one more LSR planned (21miles) this sunday before i start tapering for the race, should i aim for a LSR pace slower than 9.25min/mile?
Im training for edinburgh marathon and really want to finish with a sub 4hr time (3:59:59 would be great!). My 20mile LSR time is 3hrs 2mins, Im confident i can knock at least 25secs per mile off this time but after 20miles i feel pretty damn tired! Im starting to doubt that i can maintain the pace for the last 6miles and hit my goal of sub-4hrs.
Mid-week im gettin in the hill sessions and tempo runs etc, im feeling strong and enjoying the training.
Any advice for shaking the doubts andhelping me to maintain pace over the last 6 miles.