Figuring out how fast you can run

A very cool online running calculator that I found from McMillan Running, that looks to give good estimates of times and paces for different distances…

When I say looks to work, I mean when I enter my recent distance paces – when run under race-ish conditions – it gives times (and paces) for other distances that match up with what I’m doing and aiming for for the marathon.

Entering the time from my 1/2 marathon on Friday…

And this gives “Equivalent Performance Times” of…

So bang on for what I’m aiming for for the marathon – just under 3 hours 30 minutes.  So in theory all on track, with just under 4 weeks to go.  The calculator also gives your optimal training paces – which also tie in very nicely with what I’ve been doing (particularly for the longer runs)…

A recovery weekend this last weekend (no running or karate) and the last week of long runs this week (x3), with a 20 or 22 miler on Friday, then it’s time for the taper for the last 3 weeks.

But a visit to Legoland over the weekend for their Star Wars Invasion Weekend – nothing short of awesome!  And the little Nobles enjoyed it as much as daddy.  Little Darth Vader got to meet big Darth Vader…

 

 

 

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