I’m currently training for my first marathon with the pre-built TP plan, after successfully getting PR after PR in half-marathons following the book plans (yay !)
I checked in the book and at week fifteen, there’s a marathon simulation run. In the TP plan, it’s RL29. I was wondering if there’s a need to run at marathon pace during the training block. Steady state are a bit faster than MP, and my endurance runs are more or less 20 second slower than my target race pace.
Should I include a few Kms at race pace during the 31k run at week 16 ?
To be honest, I trust the process as I see that my fitness is increasing (HR is going lower and lower for the same power targets), I was just wondering why this run disappeared, and in general, I am really curious about the changes and differences between the book and the current plans. For instance, the disappearance of the LRFF or LRSP, not always easy but it added some variety in the long runs.
Thanks a lot !