>Running 101>Should I be constantly tired when training for a marathon?
The Year of the Monkey
The problem I have is that my legs are constantly tired and it's been getting harder and harder to do my runs over the last couple weeks. I've also been getting slower and slower.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
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Mon - cross
Tues - 4 miles easy
Weds - 6 miles easy
Thurs - 4 miles easy or speed/hill
Fri - rest
Sat - cross or rest
Sun - 12 miles long
The above would give me just 26 miles for the week. The last time I ran under 30 miles was 10 weeks ago.
No, don't push your body as hard as you can in training. Save this for your races and your occasional speed workout.
I like your revised schedule for you a lot better. It's actually not that different from what I do myself except it emphasizes the LR more than I do. But if you need to take a down week from that, do it. You can't run your best marathon if you break down before you get there. FWIW, my goal marathon is 14 weeks away and I have yet to go over 2 hours in a single training run.
Was it all a dream?
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