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Recovery time ruining my training

Posted: Today at 07:17
I know you say you've built up the long runs sensibly, but what about the rest of your training week? If you're doing a long run then having four days off you're not going to be doing many miles outside of the long one, which means you're just re-stressing your body every time. When I trained for my first marathon if have 2 days off after a long run and felt I needed them, but the last two I have done easy runs on the two following days and recovered much quicker. It's probably worth looking at your training volume over the whole week and if you really do feel you need the time off then build up slower and try only doing a long run every 2 weeks, filling in the other week with medium-long runs to get your base mileage up a bit.

(Obviously what the others have said about pace and fuelling too).

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: Yesterday at 19:20
Thanks very much for your concern both of you. No, I didn't want to talk about it, but a simple enquiry would not have hurt anyone.

Mundane thread

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:41
I have some chocolate but you'll have to come and get it as I've had a glass of wine and can't drive...

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:37
Well done Scott - sounds bloomin impressive to me!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 14:46

Ooo, must see if I can catch some highlights.  Bet it was an exciting race!   

Good to hear positivity andrews!

Well done on your parkrun robspur - I did that last time round too, much nicer running around a park with other people than slogging up and down the road at death pace

Bit sticky here in the grim north east for 12 miler, but forecast to change by next weekend...

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 19:12

Good choice Macca - no point risking all your training for a parkrun.

Good luck for tomorrow Dr D, and any other marathoners who are lurking

I put my big girl pants on and did the 1600s at last.  Was, in typical contrary fashion, totally fine and I almost enjoyed myself.  Even managed to more or less hit my 5K pace. Taper is doing its job, and the longer recoveries definitely help on that session.  So that's it really - just a nice easy 12 tomorrow, then it's a collection of short recoveries before the carb-loading begins 

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 14:45


Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 23:50
You have been here an hour and a half and already I am exhausted and too wound up to sleep. Great. If you're thinking of continuing with the argumentative shoutiness in my house you can p**s right off.

Oh, and thanks for keeping me up when I have to go to work and deal with crap stuff in the morning.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 21:12

No need for after-race recommendations Menn - check out what the Chester Facebook page has just announced!!  

As if I want to eat bloody cereal after 26 miles 

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 16:43
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