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2014-09-22 9:39 AM
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2014-09-22 2:57 PM
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Just gotta say... it is seriously cool to see this thread still running.

2014-09-22 3:54 PM
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#19. 4 miles
#20. 2.1
#21. 10
#22. 5

Question for you guys with marathon experience. I am in my second year of running and did my first marathon this spring. I followed the training plan meticulously and it was a great experience. This time around I have come up short on the last three long runs due to work and a leg infection (cellulitis). It didn't keep me from running but I have been way more tired. I am also training for a century ride 3 weeks before my marathon and I guess along with my brief running history and recent complications I am trying to do too much.

So I did 10/12 instead of 2 16's and 10 instead of 18. I did get two14 milers in as planned. This weekend I am cutting my ride from 80 to 35 or so and I have a 20 miler long run Saturday.

Should I be concerned about abbreviating 3 of my long runs as long as I get the rest in as planned?

Thanks for any thoughts you guys can share.
2014-09-22 10:08 PM
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Originally posted by cgregg

Just gotta say... it is seriously cool to see this thread still running.




Pun intended?

Pretty surprised I've stuck it out this long. Hope it keeps going, knowing others are getting their streak runs in gives me a bit more push on those days where I REALLY don't want to head out.

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#697- 2 mi, recovery day

#698- 11 mi progression then held 8 miles under marathon pace (avg 06:42 min/mi)



2014-09-22 10:28 PM
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#19. 4 miles
#20. 2.1
#21. 10
#22. 5

Question for you guys with marathon experience. I am in my second year of running and did my first marathon this spring. I followed the training plan meticulously and it was a great experience. This time around I have come up short on the last three long runs due to work and a leg infection (cellulitis). It didn't keep me from running but I have been way more tired. I am also training for a century ride 3 weeks before my marathon and I guess along with my brief running history and recent complications I am trying to do too much.

So I did 10/12 instead of 2 16's and 10 instead of 18. I did get two14 milers in as planned. This weekend I am cutting my ride from 80 to 35 or so and I have a 20 miler long run Saturday.

Should I be concerned about abbreviating 3 of my long runs as long as I get the rest in as planned?

Thanks for any thoughts you guys can share.


You don't HAVE to run 20 miles in training for marathon training. There is nothing magic in that number, it is more for confidence than anything.

What has your average weekly mileage been for each of the last 4 weeks or so? (You've been posting for the last 3 and I could probably figure it out, but I'm too lazy!) You want your long run to be roughly 25 - 30 % of your total mileage as a general rule of thumb.

Also, how long time wise does it take you to run 14 miles? If you are in the 2 to 3 hour range, that is good for a "long run." I wouldn't run over 3 hours, closer to 2.5 hours is probably ideal. Runs longer than 3 hours take too long to recover from.

The long run is an important part of marathon training, but it is just a part. I wouldn't be concerned provided you are getting the rest of your training done as planned, especially if time wise, you are going over 2 hours on the long runs you have done.
2014-09-23 8:40 AM
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You don't HAVE to run 20 miles in training for marathon training. There is nothing magic in that number, it is more for confidence than anything.

What has your average weekly mileage been for each of the last 4 weeks or so? (You've been posting for the last 3 and I could probably figure it out, but I'm too lazy!) You want your long run to be roughly 25 - 30 % of your total mileage as a general rule of thumb.

Also, how long time wise does it take you to run 14 miles? If you are in the 2 to 3 hour range, that is good for a "long run." I wouldn't run over 3 hours, closer to 2.5 hours is probably ideal. Runs longer than 3 hours take too long to recover from.

The long run is an important part of marathon training, but it is just a part. I wouldn't be concerned provided you are getting the rest of your training done as planned, especially if time wise, you are going over 2 hours on the long runs you have done.


It takes me between 2-3 hours to do 12 or 14. I have done this a number of times the last 5 weeks. My average weekly total for the last four weeks has been 36 miles. I also walk my dogs every day so another 30-40 minutes on my feet for that if that matters.

20 miles will take me almost four hours, my marathon time was 4:50. Thank you for your input, I may be relying too rigidly on my plan.


2014-09-23 12:35 PM
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Monday - #421 - 2 miles

Had the best intentions of trying a 10-11 miler. Unfortunately, had a new washer and drier delivered, and I spent the evening running around grabbing parts to adapt the existing gas tube from the shutoff to the drier, and finally got that finished around 9PM, so I ran out of time for a long one. Will try it out tonight again, provided it isn't overly hot.
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