>Racing>Goal of Sub-3 Hour Marathon
Ricky —our ability to perform up to our physiological potential in a race is determined by whether or not we truly psychologically believe that what we are attempting is realistic. Anton Krupicka
Ham & Egger
On another note, I am so confused.
Been looking at mikey's workouts and I like 'em. But I don't believe I can do intensity when I run long. To me, I can only do long runs easy, cause it's hard enough on it's own.
So here's my question.
1) I want to get in a workout at interval pace.
2) I want to run tempo. (but is this at pace derived from current 5k or other, that' a ? in it's self)
3) I want to run MP ( 6:50)
So, how do I fit all this into my week?
What I'm thinking so far is this: Which week fit's IYO, considering I'm 43 and running my ass off at work?
Week type 1 - M-easy, T-easy, W-mid-long (w/ intervals, hills or tempo), T-easy, F-rest, S-MP,etc.., S-long
Week type 2 - M-easy, T-hills, tempo, or intervals, W-easy, T-tempo,pace, F-rest, S-MP, S-long
Please help, I need your input.
The Logic of Long Distance
Mike, Obsessor, Spaniel, Jim?
So, if it were me, Here's how I'd work it:
I see you just modified, and I'd like to say, what I like to do on my long runs that does feel right when I'm recovered, is to run the last "fourth" comfortably hard.
So maybe I should run some of 'em very easy for say 15 miles and the last 5 at MP? or HMP? or not so fast, but just pick it up a bit from easy, between there and MP?
Could you or someone touch on the question I last asked about, what makes one able to sustain "X pace"(6:50) for the longer haul?
Mike, Obsessor, Spaniel, Jim have much better pedigrees than me ....
pRED, I still think a schedule with more easy day and fewer but longer hard days will be the best way to go.
...If you're running 30-40 miles a week, and hoping to break 3, ...
obsessor, spaniel and Jim maybe but not me. I think you and I are pretty close to the same level and experience...
And I agree that it's best to work at current fitness, not goal.
Mikey, what pace do you do cruise and/ or tempo at? Faster than MP? (6:50 for me)