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Hi all - I know that questions about pacing have been done to death but I couldn't find an answer to this one so hoped somebody might be able to offer some advice.
I'm a slow runner - I train my easy runs at 9.45-10min/mile pace and can only push myself to about 8.30mm in a 10k, probably nearer 9-9.15 over half marathon distance at this stage. So very slow, (but also slowly improving). However, from what I've read, this is an appropriate way to train, I think?
My husband is not a fan of slow running and can't see the benefit of it, despite me trying to explain it. It doesn't help, I suppose, that he's much faster than me so why should he listen?! After his long run the other day, though, we were talking about paces and he claimed that he had run 10miles at about 8.10mm, which he said was conversational pace, no real effort. However, he runs a 10k at about 7.25mm and nearly dies at the finish line!
Can there be that little a difference between all out racing and easy conversation?Basically, am I not trying hard enough or is he trying too hard? He doesn't get any injuries but does take more rest days than I do.
Many thanks for any replies