Easy runs are the vegetables of our training. Rarely exciting, nobody gets particularly excited about them. These workouts carry the vitamins and minerals that our training craves, though. Do these workouts because you know they’re good for you and will enhance your training in the long run.

5 minutes Zone 1 / Very easy
25 minutes Zone 2 / Easy
5 minutes Zone 1 / Very easy

Zone 1 – Very easy with little to no impact on respiratory rate
Zone 2 – Easy but able to maintain a conversation without interruption
Zone 3 – Moderate but sustainable for 1+ hours. 5-10 words without interruption
Zone 4 – Hard but not all out. 2-3 words before interruption.
Zone 5 – 97% effort for the given duration.

Posted by Jeremy Meredith

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