Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:45
BRB The opportunity to walk around slowly for hours after a long run is the upside for sure - I didn't get any DOMs at all when I did my longest runs before a 10 or 12 hour shift. Well done, love nailing it like that.
Speaking of which I haven't decided yet which approach to adopt for the Finchley 20 on Sunday - I have 2 progression runs planned for 20s, [& 2 easy, plus another mega long dead slow], seems a shame to cash in theeasier versions when race day gies such a boost, but it's a question of managing the knee now and I don't want to miss the midweek sessions.
Amy I did actually sort of plan Saturday, because it struck me that I could get a long run of sorts in [was only scheduled to do the 10 but would have been at much better pace in past years].
So the stages were from house to parkrun, from parkrun to house to change, from house to club, warmup around park a bit, the10, home again after changing and snacks & chat.
Actually it struck me that I could get a 5 hour marathon that way no stress if I need to do that.
Have a pyramid session today or tomorrow quite similar to your fartlek. Undecided whether that's the choice or the steady for today, will know within the mile warm-up.
Would love it if I lived close enough to meet up more!
I do agree with coach Steve about trying the caffeine version once before. You'll still get maximum impact by the time Paris comes round, and you needt o know they don't affect your tum.
Will probably have a halfway blast this Sunday myself, with nonC @ 5, & 15 miles. I always look up what I did before and how that worked.