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The Easy-Day Pace: Most runners are running too fast.

Here’s something to consider for your runners out there who are running the same pace day in and day out. Elite runners who run paces of 4:56 to 5:00 miles or so during this races are logging easy miles with paces of 8:30 per mile or even slower.  

In May, Sally Kipyego, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the 10,000m, sped to a 30:42.26 win at Stanford’s Payton Jordan Invitational–a pace that works out to 4:56 per mile. Achieving that pace for 10,000m requires Kipyego to log plenty of hard track sessions and tempo runs. Yet on her non-workout days, she ambles along at 8:30-per-mile pace, sometimes even slower.

Source: The Easy-Day Pace

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