12:29pm, 27 Feb 2019
JogWalkerHi everyone. I'm in the process of moving up from a regular 5K runner to try a half marathon later in the year. Just starting on a training regime for this and so new to a 'long run'. The article says "A minute slower than marathon pace is plenty fast enough" - so how do I calculate what my marathon pace might be? An a minute slower than what - a minute per mile?
Thanks in advance.
12:34pm, 27 Feb 2019
larkimEasiest way to approximate is to use the Fetch standards - read across from your current 5k pace and that will give an estimated marathon time, and you can calculate your MP+1 minute from there. Err on the side of slowness though - in recognition of the fact that the fetch standards are a little optimistic for marathons, and that slower is better than faster for long running (generally).
So for example, 25m30 for 5k translates to 4h00m00 - which is 9m10s marathon pace. So MP+1minue would be 10m10s, but somewhere in the region of 10m30-11m00 per mile would be perfectly sensible long run paces.
Fetch race standards - fetcheveryone.com/race-standards.php
8:28am, 5 Mar 2019
JogWalkerMany thanks @larkim
9:50pm, 20 Jan 2020
smallclangerThanks for the advice!
I’m just starting in the world of longer runs after a long time ago n it’s made me think a bit today when I headed out
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