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Question about my last long run (Read 190 times)


Giants Fan

    Ok, the plan I've followed so far I've run 3 -18 milers, 2-20 milers, and a 22 miler. This Sun. I'm supposed to go 12 (or a 10K) then one more long run, then a 15, 10, marathon. Here is my question...I have been struggling ever since my 22 miler...little sore, little slow...should I do that distance for my last long run before? Or something else? Thoughts? Advice? Really would appreciate it. I'm feeling pretty confident about the marathon, just don't want to overtrain.

    "I think I've discovered the secret of life- you just hang around until you get used to it."

    Charles Schulz

      Some books say that 22 miles can be the ceiling for glycogen depletion and therefore can be much harder on you recovery-wise than 20's... That's the reason many plans don't go beyond 20's. Knowing that you did a 22 and have really done well w/ your plan otherwise, I'd personally knock out a 20 and call it a day. The extra recovery required from a 22 doesn't seem worth it to me.

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      Giants Fan

        Thanks Marcus.

        "I think I've discovered the secret of life- you just hang around until you get used to it."

        Charles Schulz


        Blaine Moore (MM#2867)

          I agree with Marcus, you'll be fine with a 20 miler, or even an 18 miler. If you are still struggling from the last 22 miler, then it's better to take the extra rest and recover a little more.

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