Question from Chris Becker: Next year I want to run the Comrades Marathon. How can I alter my training to fit in with the Comrades Marathon but still obtain speed and endurance?
Run SMART Coach, Vince Sherry: You have a couple options depending on your goals for the… If your goal is simply to finish the race feeling strong, I would recommend that you continue to train similarly to the way you are now, with one exception… put more emphasis on the long runs, making them further and more frequent. A major component of running well in a race of this length is the body’s ability to convert fat to fuel efficiently. This takes practice and is best accomplished by building a strong aerobic base (lots of steady mileage).
If you’ve been doing marathon training. You may find that the change in the training routine keeps you fresh and actually benefits you long term.you’re probably well on your way already. That being said, you may do better by backing off the interval work (assuming you’re doing interval work) and focusing on the mileage, long runs and occasional threshold workouts. Strides a few times a week would help maintain the speed you’ve built during your
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