Thursday, April 22, 2010

Training Tip Thursday

"As you get into the final weeks of your marathon preparation, the most important thing you can do is rest, rest and rest. The hard work is over. You need to do some training, but not too much. My approach has always been to cut mileage, but maintain intensity. Continue to run somewhat fast on the "hard" days, but not so far. For inspiration, rent a video of the classic English movie, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner."

From Hal Higdon's Marathon Training Guide, Intermediate 2 Program, Week 17.


journeyingjames said...

thanks sir green vern! can i call you "green"? just in time for my training as i do my first marathon this may. i wish we have that movie. will try to look for it, have you watched it?

Vern said...

James, "green" is fine with me! I'm glad this tip was timely for you. I haven't had a chance to look for the movie that Hal mentions. He gives a Tip of the Week with each week of the 18-week training program. Most of them are really helpful.

I also am running my first marathon in May, so we have that in common in addition to green running. Good luck on your marathon! Mine is May 1.