Whats the easy way to run 30 miles per week?

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Mar 2013
6:16pm, 10 Mar 2013
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Paul Snell
I hope my knees don't fall off! going down the stairs is a bit tricky
Mar 2013
6:44pm, 10 Mar 2013
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phôôk
Well done, Paul.

Next week is a bit early to start tapering though. Usually it's a 3 week taper.
Mar 2013
8:28am, 11 Mar 2013
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Paul Snell
Thanks phook - it won't be a taper just a mid training rest week, I will be training again after and I will try to get up to 20 miles. I expect to do a two week taper at the end depending on how I'm feeling
Mar 2013
9:09am, 11 Mar 2013
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phôôk
Good stuff. Try to ensure that you don't push the pace on your long runs - it's not so much about getting faster as getting used to the distance - but I'm sure you know that!.
Mar 2013
9:11am, 11 Mar 2013
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plodding hippo
Brilliant stuff
Mar 2013
9:20am, 11 Mar 2013
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Paul Snell
thanks PH
Mar 2013
9:28am, 11 Mar 2013
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rf_fozzy
Given your low volume of training, I'd say a 2 week taper is still on the long side, you might only need 9 days or so. Remember a taper is to allow your body to recover from the high volume of training you've been doing in time for race day.

You should also still do a long run on your cut-back week. If you've been doing 18miles for the past few weeks, maybe 14 is a sensible distance to do.
Mar 2013
5:50pm, 17 Mar 2013
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Paul Snell
Another 18 miles today in 3 hrs 20, quicker than last week. I seemed to get tired like before but was able to push on and hold most of my pace - it was a lot of work for the legs but I did not get out of breath. Now I will take a cut back week.
Mar 2013
5:55pm, 17 Mar 2013
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plodding hippo
YAY!!!!!!!!

i really cant wait to see what happens on mara day now
:)
Mar 2013
6:00pm, 17 Mar 2013
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Paul Snell
I have no idea what my pace should be on the day - I have been improving so fast but my long runs are still very slow. I don't want to go too fast and then have to walk.

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