I'm not sure if this question has come round before, but to save me searching has anyone had issues with the 405 keeping an accurate track of speed, as mine seems to always be about 1mph slower than it records overall. If I monitor it on speed-average it matches exactly where you think it should be, obviously taking into account slight variations in speed and the avergae matches with the distance run as I've checked it with mapping software.
Am I doing something wrong or is it the 405, as if this continues I will not be able to control interval training accurately? If anyone can help it would be much appreciated
Seems that there are differing opinions on this, see toddytyke, I think what you have said is more realistic, but as the rest of the paces are per mile you would think toddytykes logic is correct. I think I'll plumb for 800 mtre 4:19 pace and see how that works out.
Thanks very much for the advice, still slightly concerned re: the speedwork as I'm 40 with a dodgy left ankle which plays up if I push too hard on the pace. I'll check out Mcmillan and see if I can get the best from both or just rely on their advice.
I'm a bit of a plodder and have just been doing my own thing for the last few years and seem to have ground to a halt in progress terms. To re-invigorate things I thought I would try this programme, but because I haven't been taking it too seriously feel a little un-certain about a few things on the plan I have. I currently run 5k in about 28, heart rate building throughout the run.If anyone could help I would be much obliged.
warm up and cool down: at what pace?? normally I warm up for 5 minutes at fast walking pace, but should this be for the full mile before and after like my plan suggests? For the speedwork it says 3x800@4:19; is this 4;19 mile pace or for the 800 metres and is it in mph or kph?? Following the plan what sort of pace should I be aiming at for my 10k race, still at 6.4mph or lower?
Sorry for the quantity of questions, but i'm still on the learning. Thanks for any advice in advance