This is not my job. I don’t get paid for it. A lot of people don’t even know I’m a runner.

Meza is quoted as saying:

 “I took up running for fun. What I can tell you is that I did not cut. My last few marathons I have had to step off the course, looking for a place to pee. I didn’t know this was against the rules, I was not aware of that. I’ve done this several times. I’ve realized my problem is that I don’t hydrate properly. I have never cut the distance but I have stepped off of the course.”

Frank’s statement marginalizes the evidence and Canadian Running Magazine did little to counter his statement.

You can’t, however, be afraid to back it back down by 20–30 percent the next week. By alternating your long runs back and forth between two distances you will be able to get more out of your body on that over-distance long run while not getting too close to the edge and going over.

One of the main benefits of the Squires Long Run is that it forces you to practice running goal race pace or faster when your legs are tired, similar to what you experience in the latter stages of the marathon.