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RE: Wow, Lydiard training seems ridiculously hard
Cool, thanks HRE & Nobby.
I completely understand that it's tough to get an exact answer, but obviously a ballpark estimate helps me get an idea of what effort a "time trial" requires. When I read descriptions that say "race effort, except for the sprint" and then see a 5000m and 10000m time trial scheduled each week, in addition to other solid (not recovery) runs, I had the same reaction as the OP. "HOW THE *-#$??"
So, to put it in a little context, starting around 18:00 for a 5k time trial would be 5:48 pace... which is only slightly faster than Daniels' recommended 20-minute tempo run (5:53 pace). 18:30 would be 5:57 pace, or slightly slower than Daniels' tempo pace. Then, working that pace faster as I work through that training phase.
If I'm interpreting what you guys said correctly, that makes more sense. Thank you both for the help!
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