Pace

Running pace for half marathon

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30/06/2010 at 12:23
What would be consider a good pace for half marathon?
I am a new in running and my pace is around 8.46 for 10 miles run is that any good??
30/06/2010 at 12:26

How long is a piece of string?.

2 hours isn't a bad benchmark to aim for I guess, I am sure I read on here that most healthy people could manage 1:30 with the right training (not that I could!!!!)

30/06/2010 at 13:10

You won't win, and you won't come last!

Really it's about personal goals, and looking to improve.

I'd say that is a good pace, especially for someone who hasn't been running for long - the vast majority of people can't run anywhere near 10 miles at all!

Probably about 1:50 or so would mean you finish about half-way down the field in a typical local race, though significntly higher up the field in something like the Great North Run. Have a look at some local race websites - they'll often have last year's results available so you can check out what sort of times people were doing.

Keep it up!

30/06/2010 at 13:29
I run 10 miles at 8.46 pace and did 13 miles at 9.11 pace is that too hard too soon I find hard to fell what is the right pace for me at the moment, I like to give 100% to all my runs, tempo, easy, steady, long run. If for example I decide to run 8 mile tempo then I give 100% just for these 8 miles no more or no less
30/06/2010 at 13:32
Giving it 100% in all runs isn't a great idea.
30/06/2010 at 13:37
A structured training programme will include many runs (perhaps even a majority) that are at about 60% or 70%.
30/06/2010 at 15:14

No no no!

A tempo run is about 10K race pace, but shorter distance.

An easy run is just that - easy! You should be able to chat easily the whole way round. Same with your long run.

Steady is probably somewhere in-between.

30/06/2010 at 16:02
I mean 100% in all the runs I do if I running an easy run or recovery I give 100% in the pace that I should running at which is 9.20 and 10.02. But not 100% of maximum each time I run
30/06/2010 at 16:32
I run 10 miles at 8.46 pace and did 13 miles at 9.11 pace is that too hard too soon I find hard to fell what is the right pace for me at the moment, I like to give 100% to all my runs, tempo, easy, steady, long run. If for example I decide to run 8 mile tempo then I give 100% just for these 8 miles no more or no less

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