>Look What I Can Do!>I ran 18 Miles this past weekend for June 3rd Marathon!
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...with a long run every other weekend and a medium run on the alternating weekends? That may make your long runs and your goal race easier.
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I took the liberty of glancing at your log. I notice that your 18 miler was one of only three runs this past week and your longest run in about a month. I think one of the major keys to success (and to a nonsucky marathon experience) is consistency. Is it possible to increase your running to 4 times per week, week in and week out, with a long run every other weekend and a medium run on the alternating weekends? That may make your long runs and your goal race easier.
I couldn't agree more. This was exactly the mistake I made training for last year's CMM: I ran the long runs, but not enough mileage, and not anywhere near enough consistency on a daily basis. It was a bad mistake, I think. My log from Jan-April 2006 provides a pretty good picture of what not to do.
Most of us actually run long runs closer to 1/2 our total weekly milage (i.e., 18-20 miles) and our medium runs closer to 1/4 (i.e., 12 miles). As long as you are running them nice and easily, this should be okay. I would not pound out the last 1/3 of the run unless your total weekly milage is higher tho.
All long runs should be run easy (this was my mistake this cycle), except maybe in the last 1/3 of the run.
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