|An early part of today's run was along|
Cullens Road which I enjoy so long as
traffic is light.
Although I enjoy running on trail more than road, my experience has been that if you want to race long distances on the road, you need to train over long distances on the road. It is the hours of repetitive pounding on the road, with every step exactly replicating the preceding step's effect on the musculo-skeletal system, that builds the fitness necessary to cope with a marathon. After training for long distances on the road, I have always been able to feel the growing strength in my legs, particularly the quadriceps. Almost suddenly, I will feel stronger, fitter and faster, after a few long road runs.
|Ward's Hill is steeper than it looks. |
I finished comfortably, but am convinced I need to get in a couple of long road runs in the next two to three weeks if I want to reach an acceptable level of fitness for the marathon. I haven't entered yet.