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Hi, I've just been reading in this months RW (pg.30), the section on Half Mara. At this stage it is just a 'one day' possibility, and something I'd like to consider at least training for so I know I can!
the bit I'm confused on is this : "do one longer run per week, one threshold, and a recovery run". What's the diff between doing a long, easy run, and a recovery run? The recovery run says it should be at conversation pace, and this is where my confusion sets in. I can run at 8 mins per km which is manageable for say 5k, no way can i talk sentences, just 3-4 words, or I can plod along at 9-10 km where I can talk (or sing to myself!). I don't seem to have a 'recovery pace', or know how to get one, it's either slow slow.. or go bit quicker which results in looking like a beetroot and sounding like I'm being strangled - there ain't nothing in between!