OK so two weeks out from my marathon i had to take two days off/ run easy instead of workouts because i took a fall on a run.
I finally got back to running on Tuesday (11 days out from saturday marathon) and I did 13 miles with 8 miles at MP (6:06 avg).
It was a comfortable effort, and I was thinking I wanted to get one more workout in this friday (8 days before the race).
Since I have not gotten any running faster than marathon pace in the past 3 weeks, I was hoping to touch up on either vo2 max pace or lactate threshold pace to maybe sharpen or add some efficiency to my running in the final week.
If i had not had to take days off i would have done this workout a couple days earlier.
So will i reap the benefits of this workout 8 days later or is this unnecessary exertion?
would it just be better to do another workout at marathon pace?
i will already be doing a little MP tune up the week of the marathon though.
any input would be helpful. i know it depends on the person but i'd like to hear some personal experiences about final workouts before the marathon.
Ok yeah that's what i was thinking.
Still i sometimes feel like with hill running or even some up tempo stuff you get some of the adaptations relatively quickly even if you do not get all the adaptations in 8 days.
But yeah, maybe ill just do more of the comfortable MP stuff and then just do a good set of strides or something
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You're going to blow up at the marathon anyway, no sense in even running it at this point. Who falls on runs, anyway? How can a fall necessitate 2 days off? Are you Ed Whitlock?
I fell a couple weeks before Boston on an easy run. Just daydreaming and caught a bad spot on the sidewalk...
...as Forrest Gump would say...