Training for long distances does not mean only and exclusively being on your legs for many hours. Your long runs, in addition to having a variable duration according to the race distance you are preparing, can be developed in such a way as to work on both qualitative and technical aspects. Among other things, you will avoid running at the same pace all the time and many of the consequences related with slow high impact running.
The TRM Coaches have drawn up an essential guide on the main types of long runs that you can plan at this time of the year. The duration varies not only according to the type of target race but also according to the level of training, so it is to be understood as a general indicative parameter:
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Digital Strategic Marketing Director – certified Innovation Manager – in multinational companies, she is still today the only Italian female athlete to have ran 900 km and 55,000m D+ in the mountains in a single stage race (Transpyrenea 2016, 3rd women overall). She counts numerous Podiums and international Victories on races over 100k. She holds a SNaQ CONI certification as a Trail Running Coach, Athletic Trainer and in Nutrition and Sports Supplementation. Since 2014 she is President and sports executive of innovative technology startups and companies, including Trail Running Movement and Digital Sport 360. She trains elite trail running athletes and she teaches in trail running coach certification courses. She is an author of sports articles on training, nutrition and supplementation in trail running and running, both in Italian and in English and Spanish. She manages relationships and collaborations with Federations and Race Organizers.