Today was a day designed for running.Perfect temperatures, a beautiful sunrise, and good company!Anne joined me for nine of my Tuesday 10-er. I don’t think we could have picked a more perfect day or perfect route!
The “midweek long run” is pretty standard in most marathon training programs. Depending on your race goal, fitness level, and timeline, a midweek long run could range from 6 to 14 miles. I think the longest midweek run I’ve done was a pre-work half marathon, but I can’t remember because I think I was asleep for most of it. Usually, I stick around 8-12 miles.
To read more about midweek long runs, there are some interesting forums and discussions here, here, here, and here. Although the concept of midweek long runs doesn’t seem to be debated (pretty proven that it builds your base mileage in a good way), there are two discussions that seem to have people fired up: 1) finding time for a midweek run and 2) whether you should run for distance or time, since people who run on the slower side would have to schedule quite a bit of time to fit in 11 miles before work. My thought on both of these issues: Wake up early. Like really early. Done and done!
Plus, getting your midweek long run out of the way before the day begins means you have the evening completely free to do other productive things such as eating pizza and watching The Bachelorette.Down to two men?! WHO WILL SHE PICK?! More inspiring, relevant literature: Oh Jones’s blog.
Happy reading, and happy day to you!
- Do you do a midweek long run? When, and how long?
- Do you run for time or distance?
- Did you watch the Bachelorette (Brooks?!!)?!!