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Longest run to date (Read 1002 times)

    Nice job, that's awesome!! It goes against pretty much all the marathon training plans, but marathons got a LOT easier for me when I started running the full distance in training on a somewhat regular basis. May be worth considering... it's nice to know what to expect out of your body before you actually get to race day. - Chris
    Chris - fair point, and it obviously makes sense that the more you train at the actual distance the easier the race will be. In fact, it doesn't go against all the training plans. Check out Galloway's marathon plan - he advocates going up to 30 miles in the final phases. A plan that I intend to follow for a trail marathon in Oct. (Bit more detail: he uses a 3 block plan: base (50%), hills (15%) then speedwork (35%). For me the long run holds at 24 miles until the speedwork phase (2 x mile repeat sessions/wk) when it builds to 30 miles).
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