I’m doing the Half Marathon program and have the RHM1 session in 2 days (Boxing Day… aaargh!).
I was wondering about the pacing of this session and specifically whether to be running at my TARGET half marathon race pace or my CURRENT ESTIMATED half marathon pace? I imagine these will be reasonably different as I’m still a couple of months away from my race?
Is is realistic for me to hit 3 x 3km at my target race pace (which will be a PB)?
Hey David, thanks for your useful reply to this. I actually used the target and ‘estimated current’ paces as a pace zone for the first two pieces, then felt comfortable enough in the third to run faster – faster than target HM pace actually.
It worked very well and gave me confidence that I’m on the right track. Now I just need to shed a few of those festive pounds and see what I can do on race day!
The other thing I’m mindful of is I tend to over-perform at shorter distances. So, even if I can hit 3x3k at HM pace doesn’t necessarily translate to being able to keep to that for the full 21.1… but like I said I still got a lot of confidence from this session.