yah, but would u quit if u had numerous age group world records?
zoom miler wrote:
holy shit. if it works for you it works for you.
id quit the sport if i had to do that.
Reply from A Pied is correct. Pace not measured, just run at a pace that seems comfortable, although usually at the end of the run I am quite tired.
what pace? wrote:
Mr. Whitlock: congrats on your newest record. I saw your comment that you train at a "glacial" pace. Approximately what does that mean in mins per mile? LSD training has great appeal and I'm curious about the kind of pace that has worked so amazingly well for you. Thanks.
Yes I am sure my pace is not 7 minutes. My best marathon at age 48 was 2:31:23 at Ottawa in May 1979. This was done off a winter of quite high mileage done in preparation for middle distance track in the Summer. The first time I had tried that. I did a 4:09.6 1500 in late Summer after some speed work in winning the M45 world masters race.
I wouldn't estimate 7 minute miles if he just said personally that it is closer to 9 minutes. I think his PR is actually closer to 2:25. Impressive as Ed's times are now, his times from 25-30 years ago really stand out as well.
I don't think I have the temperament or expertise to coach. I just muddle along and find what works for me. I don't have a coach either but use ideas now and again that I come across. I did have coaching when I was in my 40's where I picked up a grounding in the basics.
Do you coach other runners, Ed?
I am afraid I don't have my running logs from then anymore so I speak from memory. I ran a marathon in March that year then the one in mid May. Before both of those I had 100 mile+ weeks for 6 consecutive weeks. Plus a fair amount of distance through the winter preceeding.
If you have the time, could you talk a little more about this transition from marathon straight into track season? I'm assuming the marathon conditioning served primarily as "base" before moving into outdoor mode?
I think that I have said on some thread that my training is not very structured or organised, I have no coach and just go out and run, to some extent as much as I can given my background condition at the time which is the main determinant of how long I run.
Mr. Whitlock: IF you decided to switch to purely 5-10K racing, would you alter your training?
You are doing wonderfully well at the marathon, but if you chose to switch to shorter distances would your 3-hour routine change to 1-hour or 45:00?