My belief is that the Long Run is the corner stone of Marathon running. Not only does it help with endurance but also helps you prepare your mind for being out for such a long time. 4 hours is a long time…personally I am never even on my feet for that long. Although hopefully when I do make my Melbourne Marathon come back I will be a bit faster than that. Well I hope so…although I am still slow and also lacking in endurance.
I believe that the Long Run should not be just a slow jog accumulating time on your feet but a run that causes a fair amount of stress…both physically and mentally.
TOMORROW I am going to Albert Park lake and run around and around and around. I want to run at a steady pace and have my pace in the last 5 Km roughly the a same as my first five km.
I am not really sure I can do it. Tamami will pace me for some of the run. This will help as I am still a bit mentally weak.
Today was only a short jog.
500 stomach crunches and 100 push ups.