Re: Patience is a virtue, especially in running

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Zeke
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Anne wrote:

Is it better to try to keep the mileage consistant on a day to basis?

If the plan is to run Grandma’s in June using Pfitz 55 miles/18 week program do I put the lid on base training miles at around 40 miles a week and maintain that until actual marathon training starts?

Anne

Wow, 50% of your weekly mileage just in your long run? While the long run is #1 in my book, I think you need more consistent weekly mileage. If you’re only doing 15 more miles in the other 6 days it doesn’t seem like you’re getting out the door enough and/or for very long.

Are you cross-training or something?

When I followed Pfitz and Daniels I liked to get up to my peak mileage before the program started, that way I knew I could handle the mileage. You don’t want to be bumping your mileage and increasing intensity at the same time.