What is pace? And why is it important anyway?
The reason regular target pace training is essential is that your body learns to adapt to running at this pace. It means your body will achieve greater metabolic and neuromuscular efficiency and become less fatigued as you become used to training at this pace. But most importantly, you’ll feel confident of your ability to run at this pace comfortably.
We will cover this, along with exploring your realistic ‘race pace’, at this week’s training.
DON’T worry if you are a new runner. This session will also work if you want to build up your distance, or just get stronger. The pace will fit for each individual runner.
If you are one of our half marathon or full marathon runners though, please try the Running World Race Time Predictor before the session to get an idea of your race pace. And if you have one, bring your training watch and try to stick to this pace.
Be realistic though. You may want to run a half marathon in 1hr 35mins, but if your best time last year was 2hrs 10mins, it is unlikely. Yes, you should push yourself for improvement but within the parameters that your current training indicates.
Notice how we bamboozle you with the theory without actually mentioning what we’re doing…
The training session will be 2miles at race pace with a jog to recover. We will aim to repeat this two or three times depending on time.
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Location: Meet Life Guards hut, the lawns adjacent to Hove Street South
Parking: King Alfred Centre
Drop in: £5
Coach: Rachael, 07855 742195
Bags and valuables? Leave in your car- bring water and we can leave by the lifeguard hut.