Very interesting for anyone looking into training for a Half-Marathon/Marathon

I was just setting up my training schedule for a sub-three hour marathon and it mentioned something about calculating your VDOT for proper training paces. I looked into it, VDOT was created by famous American running coach Jack Daniels and it’s a simple way to define your current running fitness by cross referencing a recent race time (5k-marathon) in which it creates your own personal VDOT tables that is defined by a number (30-85). The higher the VDOT number, the greater your fitness. It then gives you a break down of training paces for Easy, Marathon, Threshold, Interval, and Repetition workouts. I found this website here that calculates it for you. http://www.runbayou.com/jackd.htm CHECK IT OUT! It’s supposed to be a great way of staying injury-free and getting the most out of your training.

This is great to do for all runners though!! It’s great for overall running paces in general. By entering a recent race it’ll help you out to know what pace you should run on recovery days, Tempo runs and repeats!

  1. withmysoles said: ahh I am just weeks away from the chicago marathon and have been totally guessing as to how to really train myself for it. I’ve been kinda hoping for the best…..so THANK YOU!
  2. quietsheep said: bookmarked! thanks for sharing
  3. runningeek said: Saved the link as a bookmark. Going to figure it out later. Thanks!
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