Marathon ready? wrote:
If you're a hobby jogger you put the long run on a pedestal. It's everything.
But a runner who's got it together realizes that weekly mileage is more important, and the long run is just a piece of this puzzle.
I'd be a hobby jogger even if i finished Boston under 2:50. While it may seem like I'm putting the long run on a pedestal, I'm only doing so because nearly every marathon training emphasizes the importance of the LR which brings me to the title of this thread. Thank you!!
By the time that you're running 2:50, chances are pretty high that you'll be emphasizing weekly mileage more than long runs by then anyway.
Books are made for high readership, so they'll tell people what they WANT to hear more than what they NEED to hear. But it's a good thing you're branching out of the box and into here :)
Figured one who thinks they know everything, doesn't know anything so I came here for more knowledge. I'm still learning the sport and always open to learning as much as I can! :)