>General Running>How "easy" is an easy run?
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Well i would thing an "easy" run would be to tun at a comfortable pace. Sort of like a pace that you could run for hours at....(thats how I run my easy runs)
Anyone more experienced that could provide a more definitive answer?
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A while back I switched to using a heart rate monitor. Based on the rules of thumb in the Maffetone thread over on Coolrunning, and John L. Parker's Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot, I found that what I once considered "easy" was way too fast.
I don't run my long runs at an easy pace; I run them at or near race pace.
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Most of your miles need to be easy. Your long runs need to be easy. If you want to run hard during your long run, do it only in the last 1/3 or lat 1/2. Running really hard is for your race. To do otherwise and you are racing below your potential.
Running long, slow distance gets you good at running long, slow distance. I want to run long fast distance.
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