Posted: 24/09/2013 at 18:23
Another long slow run question...
Despite reading up lots on LSRs I am still a bit confused.
In my training for the Great North Run, I finally managed to get my long slow runs slow enough.
I was aiming at about 8 mins/mile for the race and managed to get the LSRs down to around 9.20 to 9.30 mins/mile. I found this quite difficult to achieve as it felt sooo slow.
I am now planning my training for my first marathon in April (Brighton).
I my aim is to run it in under 4 hours. Now, do I lower my LSRs pace further, relative to the 4 hour target time, or do I continue at the previous pace I was running at? Based on my half marathon PB McMillan suggests a potential time of under 3h45. I'd rather aim at 4 hours an hit it.
Been running 15 months. 10km PB 48.30 race, although have done a 47.20 in training. Half marathon PB 1h46.06. LSR peaking around 15miles so far for half marathon training.