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6 minute marathon PB on no long runs - where is the logic?

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Feb 2012
5:45pm, 1 Feb 2012
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Fenland Runner
Surrey, definitely NO, you record the event you entered.
Feb 2012
6:35pm, 1 Feb 2012
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Ninky Nonk
Curly - what if you scale the durations of exercise relative to the event. I'm just talking in broad terms - so simagine you had a twin and one of you did the lsr of twice the duration of the max effort shorter runs, but run half as frequent, and at easy pace. Then you raced at say a third over the lsr distance (133%) who would win? What about a race equal to short run length?

Has anyone got a cloning chamber I can borrow to check your answer is right?
Feb 2012
6:46pm, 1 Feb 2012
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Ninky Nonk
Or failing that point me in the direction of some authorative paper based on rats or monkeys or something...
Feb 2012
6:48pm, 1 Feb 2012
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Sorry Ninky - I am confused about what you are saying (I have cold and am a bit fuzzy headed)...

I *was* suggesting that your lsrs should be relevant to your distance and to where you are in training at the moment and where you are on your running journey. The marathon is a bit of a special case for most runners since it involves going over glycogen depletion so part of the training is to adjust to this. Hmmm thats probably not very clear!

FR - I broadly agree that variety is important but easy miles need to be the bulk of your training. Also running 4 times a week wouldnt improve me since I already run 8-10 times a week - exactly what I was referring to with regards to specificity.
Feb 2012
7:43pm, 1 Feb 2012
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Blackbird Leys ( boy)
deep man. :)
I just run.
Feb 2012
9:40pm, 1 Feb 2012
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I don't, I orienteer as well.

And swim and play hockey.
Feb 2012
10:31pm, 1 Feb 2012
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Water hockey - bet thats lethal

Feb 2012
10:45pm, 1 Feb 2012
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Octopush, I think it's called, N-O.
Feb 2012
6:14am, 2 Feb 2012
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Fenland Runner
Curly45, 8-10 times!!!!! Are you elite?
Feb 2012
7:52am, 2 Feb 2012
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Blackbird Leys ( boy)
No Fozzy,
i mean when i'm running.
Fenland- i am . :)

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So I ran Gloucester Marathon last Sunday on no long runs whatsoever, just as an experiment...


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