|low mileage marathon|
I'm not a proponent of low mileage, but it just happens that I have not been able to put in a lot of miles for my next marathon.
I have been averaging about 55 miles per. I have gotten in all the long runs my pfitz program requires. 21 milers, 18 miles with 12 at MP, etc.
How will running relatively lower miles affect my race?
I feel like i have the marathon pace down, and i can run the equivalent half marathon pace in longer tempos no problem. So my quality workouts are there. But my in between aerobic runs are a lot shorter and im not doubling.
"Running is the greatest metaphor for life.
You get out of it what you put into it."
to be a long distance runner you have to run long distance,
if you don't care why should anyone else care what you could've, would've, should've done.
You will be in worse aerobic shape, and will either run slower or have to hurt a lot more to get there. But you already know that, right?
Just be conservative with your pacing, carb load correctly, dial in your fueling with an additional gel or two early, and I'll bet you'll be shocked how well you do.
Pacing and weather conditions will have a bigger impact on your eventual time then a few worthless doubles or additional junk miles. You did all your long runs and allowing yourself to recover between them probably helped you more.