I am training for my first marathon in about 6 weeks.
Noticing that my average weekly minute per mile is very close to my hoped for marathon pace. (3:30)
Jan 180 miles 8.10 pace
Feb 175 miles 7.56 pace
Mar 200 miles 8.05 pace
My runs are a mix of lsr @ 8.30 ish pace and tempos@ 7.15 pace / intervals upto 6.00 pace
Does this seem right? is this how average pace works out for most- can find loads of info on pace for each session but thought the average pace was intresting.
what pace are you planning on for your marathon RE?
8:00 minute mile agent
pbs at present are
If i put these into a calculator it suggests quicker but this is my first marathon and my legs at the end of my long runs dont suggest quicker!!
i wouldn't put too much truck in what the race calculators say. They're all subtly different and will over/under estimate your race paces and training paces. Ultimately you're the best judge of your capabilities.
It sounds like your training paces are about right. I'm not sure there's a lot of value to be gained from summing all your runs and calculating a mean pace across all runs in a given month. More helpful is to ensure you're getting a proper spread of running paces, including threshold, recovery runs, etc, and that you're not "racing" all your training runs, especially the long runs, which it seems you have a decent handle on.
Carry on as you are, and good luck in your race
It is probably easier (and you are more likely) to run your training runs too fast than run your races too slow. Have a look at the McMillan Calculator to get a better idea of what you should be doing on your training runs.
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