For me, running is broken down into 3 catorgories: a sprint, a near sprint and a slow jog.
Sprint: 4-5 min miles
Near sprint: 6-8 min miles
Slow jog: 9-12 min miles
But here’s the thing.. the 4 minite pace feels like exact SAME as the 5 minite pace... the 6 minute pace feels like exact SAME as the 8 minute pace and 9 minute pace feels like exact SAME as 12 minute pace. The only difference is not that I breathe harder or move my legs faster but that I engage my core more.
6 minute pace and 8 minute pace are two different worlds, so why do they feel the exact SAME to me?