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Accoring to the RW training pace calculator I should be doing my recovery runs @ an 8:15 pace.

According to the McMillan calculator I should be doing recovery/easy runs @ an 7:57-8:27 pace.

Lately my recovery/easy runs have been significantly faster than this. Usually around a 7:45 pace. My breathing isn't labored and I can sing the Brady Bunch theme song at this pace.

Even though I think I meet the criteria for what 'feels' like an easy pace, am I doing myself wrong by not slowing down even further to a pace that the calculators recommend?

You can see more recommended paces yourself by punching in a 5K race in 00:20:00.

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If that's slower than your regular training runs, and you don't find yourself stressing out your body at that pace, I'd say you're all right.
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What's your race pace? Generally speaking recovery runs should be done at 60-90 seconds slower.
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5K race pace is around 6:25-6:30. So a 7:45 pace is 1:15 slower.
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PH my race pace is around 6:20 give or take a few and the few recovery runs I do are usually paced 7:30 to 7:45. Anything slower than that drives me nuts unless I'm on a long slow run. I don't feel stressed at all at that pace. If you don't feel stressed I'd say you're doing fine.
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PH,

Don't worry about it...personally i find the recovery pace on most calculators to be to slow.

That being said, a sure-fire way to tell whether you are running to fast or hard on a recovery day is by how your work-out(s) go the day after your recovery day. If you are having problems completing a hard work-out (at least at the level you'd expect to) the day after a recovery day then you are going either too fast or long on the recovery day...and should take it down a notch.

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Sounds fine to me then
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Sounds good then! :thumbsup:
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