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RPE Runs

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  • #13371
    alancraig
    Participant

    Just curious, but does anyone else do any of their runs by RPE? I have a Stryd Footpod and have been running by power for about 18 months. However, I recently started doing the easy runs by RPE. This is working really well. Faster or slower, depending on how I’m feeling. Sometimes around 70% of my CP. Other times, closer to 80%. But every time, it feels like the level of effort is just right.

    Anyone else?

    #13372
    Matt Fitzgerald
    Moderator

    Well, virtually all elite runners do their easy runs by feel. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to reshare this oldie but goody:

    Why Your Easy Run Paces Should Be Wildly Erratic

    #13373
    alancraig
    Participant

    Great article! Interesting that you mentioned erratic pacing. From one easy run to another, there’s a considerable variance in pace. But also within the run, let the article states.

    #13374
    alancraig
    Participant

    “LIKE” the article states…

    #13375
    MartinH
    Participant

    Yeah as it’s stupidly warm (for the UK) presently, I’m doing foundation runs by RPE and it is interesting how much variation there is 🙂

    I may well continue with it even when normality resumes

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by MartinH.
    #13379
    alancraig
    Participant

    I’ve noticed that RPE foundation runs are the slowest 1) when it’s the first run of the week and I was off the day before and 2) when I’ve done a hard run the day before. But heat makes a big difference in what the “easy” pace is for the day.

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