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

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Feb 2012
6:44am, 1 Feb 2012
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Gobi
RFR - the funny thing is I didn't do this playing sport :¬0
Feb 2012
6:59am, 1 Feb 2012
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Ultra Sparkly Bridget
Morning all
Feb 2012
7:23am, 1 Feb 2012
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run-forest-run
Morning all :-) Gobi - that's not funny all pal, hope you can recover soon !!
Feb 2012
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Gobi
it has to be funny or you have to cry rfr :¬)

I slipped down some stairs
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Maclennane
Did you not read those Stannah leaflets I sent you Gobs?
Feb 2012
8:14am, 1 Feb 2012
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Gobi
I forgot Mac :¬0
Feb 2012
8:43am, 1 Feb 2012
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Fenland Runner
A few random thoughts....

[1] How many people have failed to reach their marathon goal by completing the 5 long runs = 100 miles?

(Maybe Fetch could do some amazing statistics on long runs prior to marathon and marathon time, perhaps he already has!!!)

[2] What works (and the definition of works is to be debated) for one, may or may not be successful for another. As others have stated we all have different past sport histories, different marathon histories, different genetics?

[3] VO2 max can be measured and is an indication of MAXIMUM marathon performance.

[4] Aerobic (or lactate ability(?)) can also be measured and a good indicator for whether or not you'll fall apart between miles 20-26.

[5] Running FAST all the time is stupid.

[6] Variety, run FAST stuff FAST and slow stuff SLOW is good.

[7] Heart Rate Monitors don't lie and the perceived effort level is rubbish as the mind plays games.
Feb 2012
8:49am, 1 Feb 2012
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Derby Tup
In point [1] above FR do you mean how many folk have failed to reach their marathon goal IN SPITE of doing 5 long runs, or BECAUSE they did 5 long runs?
Feb 2012
9:24am, 1 Feb 2012
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dan_a
I did a marathon off the back of no runs longer than 12 miles. I got a PW by over 2 hours. Can anyone explain that?
Feb 2012
9:27am, 1 Feb 2012
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Frobester
I did a marathon on the back of a 16 week RW training programme, and had a mini-stroke 3 days later (true). Logic is rarely a concept easily applied to the human body.

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