The long pace runs are designed to take the guess work out of what you will be able to do on race day.  The bulk of the long run will be pace specific and on target so when it’s time to race you will have the confidence to perform at your potential.  On the long pace runs it is important to mimic your race conditions as closely as you can.  If you live in the area where the race is taking place then do some of your run on the outlined course.  This also applies for your nutritional strategy (see FAQ on race day nutrition).  The key things to focus on during your long pace runs are:

  1. Warm up
  2. Pre training nutrition
  3. Nutrition during the long run
  4. Pacing and Effort
  5. Mental cues and strategy

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