>General Running>Using McMillan running calculator.
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
I've never seen it until yesterday. According to it I should be running my recovery runs (will be doing one today) at 10:30-11:00 pace. Wish me luck! Not sure if I can slow myself down that much. I will also be trying to use his pacing for my marathon training.
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
rockenmamof5: I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think that "recovery jog" refers specifically to the pace of your easy recoveries during a hard interval workout (i.e. if you did 6 x 800m with a 400m recovery jog in between the hard 800s). I don't think this is meant to be a pace for a whole run.
I think the pace you probably want to run is the "easy run" pace, which is faster than the "recovery jog" pace.
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Recovery run in this context means super easy days like the day after a workout or race. It is the whole run. But everyone is a bit different so if you are recovering well running a bit faster it's okay. As long as you feel better after a recovery run than before it you are probably doing it slow enough.
By the way, I cheat on those recovery runs: the only way I can run 10-10:30 recovery pace is to walk. A lot. A little walk break every five minutes. If I tried just jogging at 10:30 pace, it would suck, and I'd get bored. Running steady that slow really does hurt, too.