Sub 3Hr Marathon

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20 Feb
2:41pm, 20 Feb 2024
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I'm sure I've shared similar here before and what I'm doing isn't exactly sensible but for the past few weeks I've had a schedule like:

Friday - 90 mins but easy
Saturday - Parkrun but not all out.

Sunday medium/long and easy/moderate
Monday - speed

Weds or Thurs bit of a session, or hills or something.

I usually have one rest day, often Tuesday or Thursday and either/both my Friday or Sunday longer runs will be relaxed effort.

I think if I want to do a long run on Sunday I should probably drop the parkrun, especially as I have time to do a bit more on Fridays... or turn it into a fully aerobic run.

My Monday runs are 36 hours after I finish my Sunday run so I think I'm just about OK to open the legs a bit unless I do a long run session on a Sunday.

My motivation for doing what I do is I have flexibility for a decent run Friday AM, I like to parkrun and see mates, I have a long run partner for Sundays, and I have my Monday night club on a (surprisingly) Monday night.

Any thoughts? (I'm expecting 'follow a plan')
20 Feb
4:11pm, 20 Feb 2024
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Little Miss Happy
Not a fan of a plan myself Brunski. If it works for you, fits around life and you enjoy it do you really need anything else?
20 Feb
10:23pm, 20 Feb 2024
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Thanks LMH, yeah I know what I need to do and that is up the long runs, I think thay'll mean I lose either the parkrun or run easier on the Monday some weeks, but I feel I've been improving whilst adding mileage lately. I just need to add some marathon specificity.

I hope your knees stop grumbling soon 🤞🏻
5:54am, 21 Feb 2024
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Speed on Monday after a long run feels like a tough one. Can you take the Monday session a little easier or do a run to and from parkrun on a Saturday for your long run?

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