alex90, thanks for the reply mate, I don't have a heart monitor but see the idea, John, have gone with your suggestion, have arranged a track session at CPNSC, will time a measured mile then, hopefully, with the help of a calculator, work out the necessary times, that's the theory anyway
Good morning folks, I wonder if someone can help? Usually I run as and when I can, maybe once a fortnight, maybe four times a week, again distances vary as does time out. Next year will probably be my last London Marathon so I thought I'd do it properly and follow the Martin Yelling training plan from this years magazine, I can understand the idea of the different runs (paces), but everything is a percentage of "your maximum effort", how do I work out this "effort" so I can convert to miles per hour/ minutes per mile, to know pace. I thought maybe to run flat out over a measured distance and go from there, but, would appreciate any help and ideas on this matter, many thanks!!!