A Question of Pace
Posted on: 04 Mar 2010
Ran home from work. 8 mile; 1 hour 10min. It was lovely to run in the sushine for a change and to be able to run along the canal. Getting lighter and dryer. Great.
Training plan suggested running at "race pace". I really went for it running hard to see if I could keep it up and I could. But I felt that I was really runing much harder than marathon pace, nearer 10k pace. the problem being that it would be a 53 minute time for 10k which would b disappointing while for a marathon it is only 25 seconds per mile faster than a 4hour marathon pace. Is that a significant difference? I find it difficult to judge diferences in pace when they are only a matter of seconds.
I am aiming to average 9min 10sec miles to achieve a 4 hour marathon. A difference of 10seconds per mile makes a difference of over 3 minutes over the race. I don't feel I can judge such small differences in pace.
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