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  • Timothy Mungania

    Member
    August 25, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Coach Luke! I have a question on easy runs! Can a 2 hour run be considered an easy run if it’s done at a very slow pace? At what point does it cross the easy line definition timewise?

    Thanks Coach!Tim

    • Luke Humphrey

      Administrator
      August 26, 2021 at 5:57 am

      Any run at 2 hours would technically be long because of the adaptations that are taking place. When we look at what’s going on, it’s based on time on your feet, not necessarily a set number of miles. You’d also have mechanical issues. If you are running so slow that it changes your natural form, that’s not really a good thing either.

      What is the purpose of doing this?

      • Timothy Mungania

        Member
        August 26, 2021 at 9:04 pm

        First thanks for your quick response! My buddy got one of your 100+ Mile plan from final surge and it has him running over 2 hours ez the day before his quality workouts. The plan has even doubles built into it.I believe the main purpose of doing this is to build mileage. I don’t want to be the bad friend who tells him anything over say 90 Mins for easy is probably not productive. He runs at 8.50/Mi pace for easy!

        • Luke Humphrey

          Administrator
          September 1, 2021 at 1:10 pm

          Ah, so that creates a new twist. I would say that at that kind of mileage, it’s common to have several runs during the week at 90+ minutes. However, at 8:30 pace, does the pace negate the value of doing that kind of mileage? Interesting.

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