The last long one

This Sunday is the Oakley 20 road race. For many this is the last stop before the taper starts for a spring marathon. This is the last proper chance to test out your food, your kit and even your pace (to some extent) before the big day dawns – a dress rehearsal I suppose. For me, it will be the first time I’ve got to twenty miles and I’m going to run in the kit I will wear for London. So the SANDS vest will get its second airing and hopefully we’ll have some better weather than the last time I wore it – it snowed! Although, having said that, as pleasant as the recent warm spell has been, not on Sunday morning eh – after 1pm should be OK as I’ll be running my last few miles 🙂

I’m looking forward to it as it will be nice to get some long running in, in a race situation, but there lies the problem – it’s a race, except I’m pretty sure it shouldn’t be run as a race, more like the long runs I’ve been doing over the last few months. But I’m not sure what sort of pace to run. So for all you more seasoned marathon runners – what sort of pace should the last long run be run at?

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2 thoughts on “The last long one

  1. That’s always a tough question. It’s easy to get caught up in the ‘race’ so its important to have a plan and stick to it. Good Luck I hope it goes well for you.


  2. Thanks – I think I know what I’m going to do…I’ll report back tomorrow!


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