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Talk Test & Pacing Questio

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  • #13768
    PFWinkler
    Participant

    Hi All –

    Love the 80/20 plan!! Into week 3 heading to my A event which is the NYC Marathon in Nov. 33yrs old – have done a lot of Z2/MAF in the past. This afternoon I had an easy 8M run where I did a talk test (I said the pledge) at mile 7…7:45 pace w/HR at 148-150. My Z2 range is 143 – 156. My question: 1) How do I use this feedback in my training and 2) Should I expect improvements from this as I progress into my marathon preparation. How does the talk test translate into ‘race pace’ !! Many thanks!

    -Peter

    #13772
    Matt Fitzgerald
    Moderator

    Hi Peter,

    This document explains how to use test results to update your zones. I certainly can expect your pace zones to improve as you progress through the plan.

    Intensity Guidelines for 80/20 Running

    This document explains the relationship between zones and race time goals:

    How to Set a Good Race Time Goal

    Coach Matt

    #13773
    PFWinkler
    Participant

    Talk you Matt! This is extremely helpful

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