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On the long run and weekly milage - Title: Help! I'm Stuck. http://www.runningahead.com/forums/topic/9fe264250d2148668f642edb3a96ad1f/0 It includes this gem, from Mikeymike: Nothing magical happens at 20 miles. You don't suddenly switch to burning fat over carbs or any other such physiobabble. You're always burning both, and the mix depends on effort/pace, not distance. Run a lot of weekly miles at low intensities and you'll become damned efficient and using fat as a fuel source to spare your glycogen. "The Wall" is purely a function of outrunning your fitness level. If you run the first 15 miles too fast, you'll hit the wall no matter how many long runs you've done over 20 miles. And if you go out slow enough you'll never hit it even if your longest run ever was 10 miles.
But your legs might get tired.
But your legs might get tired.
Right.. and presumably this is partly to do with running out of stored glycogen? Even at low speeds you use some .... and the amount you can store is limited. Of course you can replace some as you run by taking gels/sports drinks etc., but there's a limit to how quickly it can be absorbed (otherwise presumably we could always avoid the wall just by taking more fuel as we run).
One of the adaptions that long runs (and just lots of running) are supposed to promote is the capacity to store glycogen.
And your legs might get tired.
(pr, it seems like you are trying to start a discussion where one is not really warranted. I'm pretty sure Professor perfesser didn't make that comment to say "the thing above is wrong and I don't get it")
I thought the long runs are supposed to make us see how stupid running a marathon is, and if one hasn't learned from all that suffering, well we deserve what we get.
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I shouldn't have read that Help! I'm Stuck thread. Now I'm wondering if my 3 18milers were enough, but according to the wise Nobby I'll be fine (they all took me around/just over 3 hours since I'm a bit slow)
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