Long, Slow, Distance

Done right, they will build up your endurance - along with your confidence.

At what pace should you do your long runs?

One of the most common questions you hear from those training for marathons – particuarly those targeting a specific time – is how fast or slow should they take their long training runs.

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Five ways to thrive on your Long, Slow, Distance runs

Rehearse you race

Hydrate well and eat plenty at lunch and dinner the day before.  Plan a safe and scenic route with water stops.  Try out gear and fuel you hope to use in any race.

Connect with others

Finding a training partner or a group - particularly for long runs - will help the ks roll by much easier than they would going solo.

Focus on distance

Don't even think about pace.  Your LSD is about getting from point A to point B in however long it takes you.

Tune in

Studies have shown that music can lower your perceived exertion, or how hard you feel you're working while running.

Recover right

Refule within 30 minutes after you finish (with carbohydrates and a little protein) and consder a 15 minute ice bath to reduce soreness.