Pace Feeling Comfortable Again

Today’s 6km in 38:36 was a great run. Felt comfortable at my base pace of 6:30 min/km, which I’ve been missing.

The whole idea of base pace is it’s meant to be easy. You just go out and run it, come back and you’re still feeling fresh. It’s been a couple of months since base pace has felt this good.

For my goal of a marathon in 4 hours, base pace is between 6:20 and 6:45, according to Hansons. But I try to hit 6:30 for every split in the early part of my program, then slowly move up to 6:20 by the time later sessions come along.

Worst case scenario, if I can only manage 6:30 average in the marathon, I’ll still be ok because that’s just over 4:30. I’m ok with that this year.

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