Giiiiiiiiiirl, preach. But I'm on my second training plan with him. My easy runs are supposed to be even slower than that (I'm slow!), but I've been able to hit faster paces when needed and run 2 min/mile faster in a race with very severe weather.Havent seen this one anywhere, but with kids I think the 2 weekdays and one long run on the weekend is the one that will require the least "edits"
I will give this a try. I have to admit, the rational part of my mind really doesnt believe that if I practice at a 15:10 pace I will all the sudden be able to run 2 and a half minutes faster in the race. That said, I am a total running noob and am willing to put my faith in people who are not.
Additionally, looking at historical data, my heart rate has improved significantly over the course of a year. This time last year, a run at the same distance and time had a heart rate over 20bpm higher!
I, too, was a skeptic.