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And you were proud of YOUR monthly PR! (Read 200 times)

No more marathons


    Agree, if you mean running a crazy number of miles slow.

    To be a top notch marathon runner you still need to run a lot. Elite guys just run high percentage of their miles at paces equal to their 5k to marathon race paces. I ran with 2:16 guy who never ran more than 300 miles per month, but he was an exception. Around 500 mpm was about the norm and some guys ran even more.  I ran around 600 mpm because with my slow 5000 meters PR 14:16 I was competing against marathon runners with 13:45 and even better PRs.   There was for sure diminishing return over 500 mpm and it was a lot of extra running for 1 - 2 minutes off my marathon time, but that is the only way for slow guys like myself.


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      Never mind.


      I've averaged 13mi/day for a month, but I assure you, it was NOT at no sub-7 pace. Not even close.

      It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

      Dr. Cornsitter


        I read this as 'Listen to your couch"


        I do that too often.

        Quote from BeachRunner3234 on 6/25/2013 at 8:20 PM:

        So I'm currently sitting with a bag of frozen corn in my ass.


          I actually ran 15 more miles than he did in December.


          But, it took me 15 more HOURS to do it.  Hahahaha.



          My wildly inconsistent PRs:

          5k: 24:36 (10/20/12)  

          10k: 52:01 (4/28/12)  

          HM: 1:50:09 (10/27/12)

          Marathon: 4:19:11 (10/2/2011)