Posted: 18/01/2015 at 22:56
Tinks, the 20 miler was good, kept the HR low as intended and at 140 bpm, was pleasing. Did what it said on the tin. These days I'm taking the long run slower. It's still a quality session, but any quicker would jeopardise the next quality session (which happens to be on Tuesday evening)
HIAHS, re the high midweek mileage after recovering from a long run. Firstly it's not as high as I want it to at, but it's getting there. The key is more easy running/recovery running. Toughening up the legs so they so they can take more and still getting the quality in 2 to 3 times a week and making those sessions count. And come Sunday night, the reset button is pushed and I'm thinking about the next week. it's possible you are running the long run too hard if you're not able to recover quickly enough.
one thing about going to higher mileage, build it up gradually. I'm in my third year of marathon campaigns and I'm increasing gradually. I probably won't hit 70 miles in training this cycle, but maybe (hopefully) for the Autumn marathon campaign ???? Anyway that's another time. Must focus only on the next run.