>General Running>How "easy" is an easy run?
Aerobigal! (thx Jimmy!)
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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?
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
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Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
Run to Win24 Marathons, 17 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)
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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.
A Dance with Monkeys
I don't run my long runs at an easy pace; I run them at or near race pace.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
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.