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Long Run Training: A New Season
How long should the 1st long run of a new season be and how to determine volumes when beginning training for a specific event.
This year I have slowly and patiently built my long run up to 3 hours, using the 10% a week rule. The coming 4 weeks I have races each weekend, and then I will be taking 2 weeks off as rest and recovery for the end of the season.
Is there any general rule as to how long your long runs should be once you start training again, based on where you where at the end of the previous season? Or should I base this on my first big objectives for next year (marathon end march) ?
This is a GREAT question & one that coaches have struggled with for a long time.
There are 2 main issues that need to be addressed here:
How long should the 1st long run of a new season be &
Determining volumes when beginning training for a specific event, especially if that event is a long one (like Ironman or a marathon)
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