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How to Execute Endurance Runs

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    James
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    I would like to confirm how to execute the Endurance Runs in my Marathon Level 1 programme. The guidance is for Zone 2, and to finish feeling like one _could_ accelerate at the end. What is not clear is whether or not the Zone 2 segment should be run in the same way as Foundation Runs, i.e., to RPE of 3.

    What I am second-guessing is whether there is a difference between Endurance and Foundation Runs. The former is about completing the distance in Zone 2 with capacity to spare, whereas the other is to get the mileage in any Zone?

    Thanks!

    #16869
    DonTX
    Participant

    Hi James, I always treat them the same. Endurance run is just a longer foundation run. Both run in Zone 2, both easy, conversational pace with the feeling like you could have gone faster.

    #16877
    James
    Participant

    Thanks Don. Keen to hear other views too. It strikes me that to finish a 25km run still with RPE of 3 would mean starting incredibly slowly.

    #16897
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    James, this is a great observation.

    There is a difference between Foundation and Endurance runs from the author perspective. Foundation runs are to be performed nice and easy, RPE of 3 on a scale of 1-10 which would be the low end of Zone 2, even high Zone 1 is acceptable. Endurance runs can be any point within Zone 2.

    But, this is a really fine distinction. If you ran both in the middle of Zone 2, that’s a success for either type. The fine print is to distinguish them.

    David

    #16901
    James
    Participant

    Thanks for confirming David, and in time for tomorrow’s 25km Endurance Run!

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