I’ve been taking a closer look at the training paces in the marathon training plan I got from runnersworld.co.uk. The paces for the various runs seem to be a bit slow to me. I mean, much slower than I would normally go.
For example, I usually run easy at around 05:45 min/km – 06:30 min/km which equates to 09:15 min/mile – 10:27 min/mile. The training plan I posted has a long run training pace of 12:14 min/mile which works out as 07:36 min/km; substantially slower than my usual “easy” pace.
This means that if I somehow (with a miracle) managed to run the whole marathon at a pace of 12:14 min/mile I would finish in about 5 hours and 20 minutes. Is that okay? I mean, I’m not the lightest or fittest runner in the world and survival is my main goal. However, I’d also like to finish before they pack up to go home!