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Blog Clarification. Long Runs

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  • #14420
    Scotty
    Participant

    Hey Guys,

    This weekend I did a 15 mile climb of MT Timp in 5 hours 7 mins. After reading this article, is 35 miles = to 5 hours of training.

    At What Point Do Long Runs Transition from Training to Punishment?

    Im a little confused if they are equal, as in don’t run longer than 5 hours or 35 miles, whatever comes first.

    Thank you,
    Scotty

    #14422
    Matt Fitzgerald
    Keymaster

    Hi Scotty,

    Great workout! That will give a nice boost to your fitness. “Whichever comes first” means just that. In this case, 5 hours came first so you did right by stopping there. Only the fastest runners are capable of covering 35+ miles in 5 hours, especially on challenging terrain, so the mileage limit is relevant only to them.

    Coach Matt

    #14432
    Scotty
    Participant

    Hey Matt,

    Thank you!

    As a follow up. A buddy and I are running Kings Peak this weekend. It looks like it will take 6-7 hours. I am three weeks out from my next race and have a scheduled 5 hour long run, 10 total training hours this week.

    Would you cut back on the weekly runs or keep those and just go longer.

    Thank you Matt.

    #14433
    Matt Fitzgerald
    Keymaster

    You can leave the other workouts as they are. Next week you might need to go lighter based on your recovery. No need to plan a cutback–just listen to your body and take an extra rest/light day if your need it.

    #14434
    Scotty
    Participant

    Great! Thank you Matt

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