I am using something called the 80/20 method for my half marathon training: 80% low intensity, 20% moderate to high intensity. I’m following one of the training schedules in the book for my half marathon.
Last weekend was supposed to be an 11 mile long run. The previous day I was helping out my parents and ended up only eating one meal and I didn’t drink enough fluid. The run was terrible. I wasn’t feeling it before I started and the feeling did not improve as I ran, so I stopped at the six mile mark.
I still have over a month until the half marathon, so I’m not too worried about one shortened run. I did find it interesting how much nutrition matters the day before the long run for me.
@Amanda1, how do you train for such long distances, workouts and fueling?