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marathon training

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 09:36

Pulled my calf -I'd say a grade 1 strain.

marathon training

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 09:07

Currently training for my 8th marathon in 8 years. But my ideal training has been shot because of injury etc, so looking for advise or reassurance about how to salvage something from it.

Already done three 16s and one 18 long slow run. (last 16 done 11 days ago).

I've been off a week and need another 7-10 days no running.

That will leave me with about 6 weeks until VLM

Bearing in mind I am NOT going for a particular fast time, I just want to be on the start line and enjoy it -is it realistic and sensible to get a 14, 18, 20 and 22 in with a 16 day taper?

20 miles or more?

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 17:31

Jason -yep, fair enough

20 miles or more?

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 13:51

all I know is that a 22 mile race pace training run does not give you an indication that you can run 26.2 at that pace on the day. many marathon runners are 'flying' at mile 22 and end up walking from mile 23.

inov-8 shoe fans help

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 14:55

Great, thanks

inov-8 shoe fans help

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 16:18
I'm a huge inov-8 shoe fan. Run in f-lite 195s and 233s on road. I love the minimal outsole. However, i do like another more cushioned shoe in my rotation and crrently use nike flyknit free 4. Does anyone run in the inov-8 f-lite 235 as this might be a good replacement for the nike as the outsole is a bit spongy? I realise they're marketed as a fitness show, but so is the 195 and they are awsome on road.

20 miles or more?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 22:29

Cougie -yes of course

20 miles or more?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 19:00

A great calculation is to double your half marathon time and add 2 mins. Proved to be very accurate with many from my club -so, Biko, you're looking at 3.56. With this info, you can calculate your pace should be around 9mm

20 miles or more?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 17:05 you're getting a race specific marathon paced 6 mile in too

20 miles or more?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 17:04

Jeff Gaudette at Runners Connect has an interesting angle on this. He says the long (ploddy) run is very overrated. He says a better approach is instead of one 20 miler, to do a 6 miler at marathon pace followed by a 16 the next day. Doing it this way means you still have the fatigue in your legs on the 16 (as if it was a 20), but the run ends at 16 when aerobic benefit plateaus and injury risk greatly increases.

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