I feel some folk are not pushing themselves to run so target paces maybe low into jog zone. For me, the fastest sustainable daily 30 min rate would be above 6:40 per mile. As my experiment 2 years ago, 30 days 6:25 was sustainable for only 20 minutes.
Maybe...but, to quote DD, "its Easy to run too fast, its hard to run too slow." (or something to that effect)
You've been running a lot, for a long time, at a pretty fast pace. You've demonstrated that you can do that without injury. Lots of people can't---but, only figure that out AFTER getting injured.
For the majority of people that aren't on the front page of the standings...I don't think your recipe would end well after 100 days. For most people they will be better served by running as slow as necessary to be able to run again, and again, and again...for as high of a completion percentage as they can manage.
Other than as a stupid human trick, I'm not sure that just finding the fastest average pace one can sustain for 100 days in a row is very useful either. ((ETA: not that there's anything wrong with stupid human tricks.))
Actually I am riddled with injuries, for my age category my times are not good.
I feel some folk are not pushing themselves to run so target paces maybe low into jog zone.
What do you even know about my running and how hard I push myself? Quit judging.
Yesterday I ran on the Avocado Trail which is currently mud and totally torn up from the rains, in addition to going either straight up or straight down. Where I am, thereâ€™s nothing flat. NOTHING flat, Mr. Mission Bay.
Other people are running terrain similar to mine AND theyâ€™re dealing with snow, ice, howling winds, and wolves.
Youâ€™re running in San Diego. Perfect temps, even in the worst weather.
My goal for this 100/100 is self-control. I want to run every day. If I get egotistical and overreach in speed or distance or number of runs in a day, I wonâ€™t make my goal.
In sum, youâ€™re running in the best conditions. Youâ€™re welcome to fixate on your own speed. But donâ€™t suggest that other runners are taking it too easy by not having a speed goal like you. Weâ€™re doing our own thing.
Actually I rarely run mission bay, live in hillier areas of SD. But yes you hopefully are doing your best sustainable 30 minutes. Unfortunately we have no stable RPE measurement or real running power meter to show effort.. nearest stat we can work is pace.
This challenge should be, challenging. So for myself I dialed in a manageable sub goal. Would be great if others announced their sub goals too