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I still find that once I get much above 30 miles/week that running becomes a little less fun and I tend to get minor injury issues. I need to eventually get beyond that, though, as my plans for a marathon next year are going to require that I work up to consistent 40-50 mile weeks.
Zoomie --- any reason why you need to work up to 40-50 mi weeks before you run a marathon? I'm following Hal Higdon's Intermediate II marathon training program, and I'm pretty sure that the first few weeks are in the 30-40 mi range.
I thought 40-50 miles/week was pretty standard for being prepared for a marathon...? I don't see how I could run one on my current mileage, which is in the 30-35 mpw range.
From what I understand, 50 mpw is on the high side (not unheard of, but on the high side).
http://www.halhigdon.com/marathon/Mar00intermediate.htm ... my highest mileage will be 50, I think, but the program starts in the high 20s (mpw) and works its way up. I don't think you need to consistenly be training in the 40-50 mpw range BEFORE you start training for a marathon ... a good training program will get you there!
Oh, I didn't want to START at that level, but wanted to be in the 40-50 range during the last month before taper. I was figuring I would try to maintain ~20 for the winter months, then stick to pretty much the ~30 I've been doing this past Spring/Summer, then as soon as Fall weather starts get myself gradually into the 40-50 range by mid-Sept.
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