"Put simply... Easy means you can still maintain full sentences with a buddy... hard means you can't. It's not necessarily sprinting, it just means you're too out of breath for conversation. Steady is somewhere in the middle... not conversational, but not breathing as hard as at "hard" pace. Hope this helps!"I'm new to running, but relatively fit (I currently do group fitness classes, mixing cardio, weights, mixed martial arts and spinning, 1-2 hours a time, four times a week) I'm wanting a challenge to aim for and 10k seems a nice one to start with. I have jogged/run a few times recently, just about 3km each time, e.g. to work etc. and do run on the treadmill, usually about 15-20 minutes at a time.I find I really have to train hard and watch what I'm eating to maintain a healthy weight, which is worsened by having a sedentary desk job.
I don't quite understand the whole easy/steady/hard thing though, even at a fast walk I struggle to "maintain full sentences", so am still none the wiser.
What could I be doing wrong? Is there any other way of defining the levels? When I do run I only seem to be able to go at one speed / pace, it's either stop or go!?! *confused*
Posted: 21/03/2012 at 15:00