Re: Re: For those who have completed a marathon

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Exactly.

The long run is actually a smaller piece of the pie in the marathon.  For me most successful marathons are building the pace & cruising speed.  Lots of 12 -14 mile runs and the occasional long run.  I like to go into a marathon with pretty good aerobic power before the specific training.  I have always felt weekly miles trump the illussion that the long run is the key weekly workout.  It is important, but every 2-3 weeks is enough for me.

I was able to take my ultra training and then roll of that into faster pace/strength type program and be fairly successful.