Threshold Field Test

My half marathon is in two months, so I am starting my training now. I have decided on the training program in “Be a Better Runner” by Sally Edwards. I like the fact that there is quite a bit of cross-training built in to the program and no more than three runs a week. Daniels’ Running Formula looks amazing too but seems to be a bit too complex for me right now.

Today’s run was a test of my threshold to base my upcoming training on. I had to find the point where it was difficult for me to continue talking, which was around 160. Now I have to base my training on percentages of that threshold. My easy runs are supposed to be easy. And — you guessed it — hard runs are supposed to be hard.

Now to program my Garmin for all of these new types of runs I will be doing.