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Delayed Race

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  • #12977

    Hi Matt

    Looking for feedback, my upcoming marathon race was going to be this weekend which has been cancelled but have decided to do another the following weekend ( delayed by one week). I was thinking that I would repeat week 17 of the marathon level 2 and then again next week go and do week 18 (seconded week of the taper) does this sound right? or what would you suggest?

    Craig

    #12994
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    Craig,

    Hope you don’t mind me answering this one instead of Matt.

    I would actually repeat Week 16 over Week 17. Week 17 is a taper, and that just makes the taper too long. It does mean a pretty brutal repeat of Week 16, but that’s a better solution than a 3-week taper.

    David

    #12996

    Hi Dave, not at all, and it makes sense. A question week 16 has a marathon pace 31km trial long run which I would think would be too much 7 days out. Should this run be a 31km deletion run instead? or run the last 10km at marathon pace.

    Craig

    #12999

    That’s depletion, not deletion 🙂

    #13018
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    Craig, just to make sure we are on the same page, you’re repeating Week 16, so your training is:

    Week 15
    Week 16
    Week 16
    Week 17
    Week 18

    Therefore, the 31K trial is not 7 days out from your race, it’s still 14 days out from your race.

    I’m comfortable with that trial back-to-back week-ends but you can absolutely modify based on how you feel that second attempt to something less intense.

    David

    #13022

    Hi Dave

    Not exactly. I was in my last week before the marathon, the cycle would go now

    Week 16
    Week 17
    Week 16 (this week)
    Week 18 (next week) marathon on the 11 July

    Craig

    #13023
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    Woops, ok, abort. My mistake, as I see now that you specified the original race date was this week-end.

    There was not enough time to stop the taper in this case. Once you finished Week 17, best to carry on the taper another week and duplicate Week 17 this week. Not ideal, but a 3-week taper is the next best thing to a 2-week taper.

    David

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