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10 Miles or Day or Two Long Runs a week (with some shorter stuff) (Read 164 times)

    So I try to log about 65-70 miles a week. Over the last few months, more often than not I am running just about 10 miles each day, some days a little longer and others a little shorter (subject, of course, to life getting in the way). I'll start marathon training in a 45-60 days with weeks structured around a long run and some speed work, but in the meanwhile I'm looking for feedback on the above. Thanks.

      Don't know which is better but I predict major ass-kicking in that marathon if you can execute either of those for another 45-60 days and THEN do a specific marathon build.


      Mmmmm...beer

        I'd at least keep a long run going, that way you're not jumping right back into the long run when you start your plan.  I've been doing 16-18 miles for my long run while base building.

        -Dave

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        2015 Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-37 10k | sub-1:23 HM | sub-4 trail 50k


        Latent Runner

          I typically do 10 per day during the week and then look to do a couple of long 15-18 runs on weekends.

          Fat old man PRs:

          • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
          • 2-mile: 13:49
          • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
          • 5-Mile: 37:24
          • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
          • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
          • Half Marathon: 1:42:13

            Don't know which is better but I predict major ass-kicking in that marathon if you can execute either of those for another 45-60 days and THEN do a specific marathon build.

             

            This.

            Runners run.


            Labrat

              Variety is better.

               

              at the very least you want one longer run per week or 10 days

              5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

              10K  46:35  (Vdot 43.47)  10/4/14

              HM 1:42:41 (Vdot 43.72) 10/25/14

              FM 4:24:33 (Vdot 33.59) 11/8/14

              *Gun time, all others are chip time

                Whichever you enjoy more.

                NHLA


                  I can run 8 miles everyday with no break forever. That is just not long enough to make me sore. This works for base training or just getting in the miles. If I run 16-20 miles three days in a row I need two days rest.

                  I think you should run 8-10 miles daily for your base then start running three quality workouts a week, two recovery runs and two rest days.

                  With a 60-70 mile base you are going to great.