What's easy and what's not

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05/09/2002 at 09:15
I've run on and off for a while, but normally just to get myself fit for other sports. I've finally bitten the bullet and decided to train for a 10k, but I don't understand the 8wk training schedules on RW. What does easy mean - I'm sure what I define as easy would be tantamount to walking - is there a guide according to your pace?
The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/09/2002 at 09:50
Good for you!
I'm a real beginner but I think that the pace is what is easy for you, so for me this would be a gentle jog that isn't much more than a walk!
05/09/2002 at 10:38
look at sept issue of Runners world ( and its maybe on the website somewhere) but there's a little table on page 48 which for a hlaf marathon define your HM target with a variety of paces ( 5K, 10k, "steady", and "slow/easy")

I thinks that's the bit you're looking for.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/09/2002 at 10:41
Thanks sfh legs that will help me too!
05/09/2002 at 11:01
Rebecca, the best answer to this that I've seen is on a thread called "Terminology" in the General Thread, by Dangly Spice:
Easy - you can have a chat
Steady - you can exchange talk in short bursts
Tempo - you can gasp single words
Flat out - you can gasp

Now that's something that I can understand! Good luck with the 10K - when is it?
05/09/2002 at 11:20
Thanks for the advice all. Brighton here I come!

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