As I am reading up on Hansons, I am reading about the science behind pacing. So, I jumped ahead to see what my various training paces would be if I wanted to shoot for a 4:45 marathon.
This method is going to require serious dedication. Not just for the 6 runs per week, but in maintaining the paces, especially on the easy runs. It’s going to be hard to get used to running at a slower pace to stay in the aerobic zone. However, what I’ve read so far I like. I think this method can make me a better runner. A better athlete.
There will probably be many treadmill marathon training runs coming your way again soon (for scheduling purposes as well as the benefit of pacing).
I haven’t made a final decision yet. I want to finish reading before I make a decision.
But, if I go with Hansons, training will start July 18 with an easy 3. First day of training I will be going off plan as I have a 5k scheduled for that day, so I definitely won’t be going easy pace. However I will try to stick to the plan and pacing as much as possible for the remainder.
Thirteen days to go until signing my life back over to marathon training and I wouldn’t have it any other way.