Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:40
Rich - yes, it is quite nice to be able to run easy! You've at least started off at a faster pace than me - my easy pace was coming out at around 10:30m/m at 75% max although the last couple of runs I've done my pace has dropped to 10:15m/m at 72% max so it seems to be working! I've been doing it for 8 weeks now so after another 8 weeks I'm hoping to see it get nearer to 10:00m/m. Should hit 40 miles this week.
Another thing I've noticed is that my HR doesn't jump up so much going uphill as it did to start and I've got much better at judging effort.
You've probably already said but are you training for anything in particular?