>General Running>Run to Win (Blaine) Runs Slow and Races Fast
The Logic of Long Distance
Run to Win25 Marathons, 17 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)
Thanks, Blaine. I figured you'd like to write about it on your own site. Just thought the question might be helpful.
Barefoot and happy
I find it quite amazing that you can run 16:30 and 2:48 when most of your daily runs are in the high 7min/mile range (or slower).
That doesn't sound surprising to me. I'm slower than Blaine, but the difference between my easy and racing paces is comparable. My easy pace is around 8:45 right now, and my 5k pace is approximately 5:50. In both cases the easy pace is roughly 50% slower.
I think many people run much faster than necessary on their easy days. I didn't figure this out for myself until I got a HR monitor. I've been base-building for five months now and my easy pace is steadily falling by about 4 seconds per mile per week. As long as I keep getting faster, I intend to keep doing it.
My Little Pal