This week, we are introducing a strength workout by finding your threshold pace. Threshold pace may sound daunting and super scientific, but you can get pretty close to it simply by feel and by staying in tune with your breath. It should feel like a 7 out of 10 effort, in terms of perceived exertion. Your threshold pace is the magical tipping point between aerobic (conversational) and anaerobic (breathless). If you are still listening to music on your run, the threshold pace breath test is to find a pace where you can sing just one quick sentence of your song, then need a couple of breaths before singing another quick sentence.
As a general bit of advice; please do not push yourself too hard! It is important to be intuitive when starting a new programme. Running is designed to get your heart rate up and make you feel a little out of breath, but it should not hurt, and it should not feel like you are pushing yourself to the limit.
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