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Recovery Time - long runs (Read 1402 times)

DoppleBock


    I did not look at your log - But this 

     

    In my opinion, you're running your long runs way too fast. If your tempo run is 10:53 at 57 minutes duration, your 12 mile long run should certainly not be at a 10:53 pace.

     

    I bet that's why you're taking 3 days to recover. It seems you almost raced your long run instead of actually taking it easy.

     

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    2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

     

      I don't think so. The guy has run a half marathon at 8:50 pace. 

       

      The easy advice is always to "slow down" -- the correct answer is usually more complex.


      Beware, batbear...

        Thanks for all the advice.  The take away is NSAID's = No.  Aspirin, maybe but sparingly.  I should be running more weekly miles to support a run that long, but don't build them too fast.  May be running the long run too fast.  

         

        Gotcha.  

         

        Most of this is coming out of a summer where I was just running for fun fitness, not racing fitness, and I wasn't logging runs at all.  I was probably doing 20-25 miles most weeks this summer.  I'm just now starting to pick up the pace a little bit.  

        2014 Goal -- Run 5X per week, pain-free (relatively) by end of summer.

          I don't think so. The guy has run a half marathon at 8:50 pace. 

           

          The easy advice is always to "slow down" -- the correct answer is usually more complex.

           

          Of note looking at his log, this was 2 years ago, and 15 pounds lighter.  I know there is a a lot on this site on HR monitoring, which is a whole other topic.   I do think there is some benefit here for either HR monitoring or perceived effort.   I agree with everyone else here that it seemed too long for his current fitness, mainly based on the effort of 10/10 for the run, and the prolonged recovery.

           

          I am once again "on" in a history of on again off again running.  This time, I am slowly increasing the mileage, but my long runs are slow, at low perceived effort.  

          2012 Goals:

          Stay healthy, stay running

          Lose those extra pounds 

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