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  • Strength Runs in book vs Strength Runs on Final Surge structured workouts

    Posted by Derek Walker on November 30, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    I’m currently doing the Beginners Classic Half Marathon Plan. As the Strength Runs have started, Luke has a blurb in Final Surge that the Strength Run paces will be a bit different with the FS structured workout vs what is currently in the book. He mentions on FS to try the middle of the LT range and that will work the systems that are needed. The range in FS is actually the HM range so I guess my question is are we treating LT and HM as equivalents in this case? Thanks!

    Derek Walker replied 10 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Leah MITCHEM

    November 30, 2022 at 4:52 pm


  • Luke Humphrey

    December 1, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Excellent question. Unfortunately, not a super easy answer. The basic answer would be yes/no!!! So, I understand that half pace, especially for the beginners, is no where near LT. The truth is, 10k pace is probably closer to true LT pace for these folks. However, I wouldn’t touch either of those workouts, for various reasons. But, yes, the “strength” in the half plans can probably be adjusted. now, even if 10k pace is close to 10:00/miles, I wouldn’t adjust the strength to 10k pace. The length of the repeats is pretty long. If you open the structured workout builder, you could actually change this to LT/half strength. It still will not be true LT, but you’ll be spending long periods of time at a point where you’ll be bumping up pretty darn close to that LT.

    • Derek Walker

      December 1, 2022 at 11:59 am

      Thanks for the info and reply Luke! It’s good info for the future. I had been meaning to ask that for a bit but kept on forgetting to. I’m far enough along, I’ll probably just stick to what’s in the plan as I still feeling I’m getting a good workout/gains as this has been my first true attempt at the full plan. Cumulative Fatigue is definitely has been setting in!

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