Re: Re: The Marathon: Racing Rather Than Pacing

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dring
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I really enjoyed this article and the comments.  I am going to sound like a whinner, but I don't mean too.  I was working 75 hour weeks this fall.  I had a difficult time getting over 50 mile weeks.  I am training for a marathon and I will run 20 mile runs inside those 50 mile weeks.  It is the only way I can get a long run in.  The positives of doing this is leg strength.  I feel I have leg strength, but it is true during those weeks I had a difficult time getting quality speed in.  Now I am at 60 miles and slowly working my way up.  I am not a great runner.  I finish in the top 10% at most races, but not major races.  This is the way I get to challenge my body at the marathon distance and still try for PRs.  I know it is not ideal, but still somewhat effective.

Again thank you for all the comments this has been really a great read.