Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017 02:23PM EST

My training paces seem slower than what I usually run. Why is this?

When it comes to training, there is a term called pace separation. You will see this term threaded into the text of your program. As you start training, you will see different paces for different days. It is important to understand that the majority of your training is at a comfortable pace, or what we call regular runs. Many runners are capable of going out for a regular run of shorter distances and running much faster than the prescribed paces. However, physiologically this is not advantageous. Our goal is to teach you to run comfortably on your regular run days to allow your body to continue to recover from the hard sessions and long runs we prescribe during the week.