Gul, I tend to allow some drift from the P&D exact definitions. They definitely do advise a build up over 4 to 5 miles but I am a rhythm runner and can't do a build up and so if I do 4 or 5 miles easy then I find it very hard to up the tempo. For the real P^D runs I tend to use an out and back and then the turn is a very clear marker at which to turn up the wick.
So does anyone know enough about cycling to tell me this:
Basically when I run if I go uphill I run slower and it is less efficient as I take smaller steps, so my action is modified to go uphill.
If I am on a bike, then I have a set of gears so say I have an "engine" that can deliver 250 watts steadily, then I can go up, down or flat and just apply 250 watts all day and it is just speed that changes.
So why are there guys who specialise in climbing: surely it is all just about watts per kg, so if I am a 70kg guy and can do 350 watts or 50 kg abnd can do 250 watts, then it is even.
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Ho-Ho, just retirement from marathons, ans only semi-retirement at that.
13.5 miles at lunchtime at 7:29 pace. It is these MLRs that back up the LSRs and together they do the job of getting the legs into marathon shape. Done as easy out and harder back. If the pace really was MP+20% and MP+10% then that makes MP 6:31 (2:51 for the full) which makes me smile but unrealistic.