Everyone is crazy wrote:
Reality stuff wrote:
Make sure you are not just running miles to get them in. Anyone can go out and run for an hour a day if they do it slow enough. Long slow distance produces long slow runners. If you are training to run a 16:00 5k, your easy days should be no slower than 7:00 pace. Anything slower and you might as well just consider it cross training, not "true" running training.
That's interesting. I ran 14.05 and I ran all my easy days at 8-9 minute pace.
Everyone is different. Easy day is just that. Easy.
Also, am I the only one on this board who thinks everyone is crazy? This kid is a sophmore in high school and he's running doubles every day of the week in the summer??? What? I used to run 30 mpw in the summer in high school. It took me three years at a top D1 school to start doubling every day! He's a 17 minute 5k runner! Work on your speed kid. Don't be one of those guys who used to come into our team from high school completely burnt out because he was running too many miles in high school. Be a kid who was undertrained, but quick.
Work on your mile speed. You'll need it when you start running faster 5k's.
Also have fun. You're in high school! Go do other stuff besides running!
I recently ran 13,40 and all my easy runs are 9-10 min miles.