And their definitions
At my current club I have heard quite a few people calling HM pace "threshold" and marathon pace "steady." This surprised me a bit as I'd definitely not call my marathon pace (6.20-ish) "steady" and I don't do many "steady runs" at that pace.
So, out of interest, what would your definition of "steady" and "threshold" be, and am I just training really slowly?
Starting to get out of breath. That's threshold.
Steady is slower, and you can run until you sort of get tired all over.
Threshold tends to be defined as One Hour Race pace, so, unless you are an elite, will be somewhat quicker than HMP - somewhere between HM and 10k pace. Steady pace is less well defined and is sometimes used to mean a pace slightly quicker than marathon pace, but more usually slightly slower. However, people often refer to easy pace, ie a fairly slow and relaxed conversational pace, as steady, which can add to the confusion.
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