my legs are tired :( wrote:
He's not insane. You just need to learn how to be flexible with your training.
So you're saying on a 70 mile week it's smart to do a 17 mile run with 10 miles at tempo pace?
Here is something more insane. Never doing those kind of workouts and attempting to run a Marathon 6 weeks later.
The tip off is when people complain they are too sore for the workout 2-3 days before they have to do it. So, feel great all of the time in training and not during the race or for three weeks after.
My advice was to give it a try and if it was not going well try the next day. Don't make the workout wimpier. The race is not going to change from 26.2 to 23 miles. There is the problem.
This is bad advice. I think the sentiment is right (don’t skip scary workouts in general), but this particular workout makes no sense given Daniels’s general guidelines for workouts, as explained earlier in this thread.