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Two questions - mileage and MyAsics

I'm hoping for some sage advice from you all.

(1) My marathon recovery time is officially over. Instead of increasing my current mileage by 10%, would it be OK for me to increase it by a little more, so that it's closer to where it was one month ago? To be on the safe side, my long runs have been fairly short during the past month, with the last one only 12 K. Both of my training programs want me to be doing quite a bit more.

(2) A while back I posted a question as a follow-up to my MyAsics thread, but I suspect it didn't push my thread up, so I'll ask it again here. Can somebody explain the orange circles to me?

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Was it only on the desktop version of myasics Plan ?

I think it indicated that the run had been done faster than the time/pace specified by the plan. If memory serves 🙂

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1. I would :) 10% is a sensible suggestion, but no harm in a bit more I reckon, as long as you don't go nuts. You have two training plans?

2. What Wobble said. If you're faster you seem to get a negative number, if slower a positive one. Don't know how it's calculated, or what the point of it is really. I'm not using myAsics, but have a plan running at the moment, I was just following it roughly for a while but not bothering to input my data. I just tried putting in a result for a 32k run at 5:47 min/km instead of the prescribed 5:57, and it came up with -10 in the orange circle. Then input an 8k result at 5:37 instead of 5:47 and got -7.

Edit: Put in another 8k at 6:15 min/km instead of 5:54 and got +21, so I suppose it's just showing the difference from the prescribed pace. I could have misremembered the details for that other 8k...

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Thanks to both of you!

I'm using two plans because when I updated my MapmyRun plan, I ended up with a really tough plan that didn't take into account the recovery time from Xmas. So I've had a MyAsics plan at the same time - it's a much kinder plan. So I'm mostly combining them.

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I was thinking about using myasics for this years Brighton marathon, but its stopped syncing with runkeeper (which is sync'd to strava) and the pace is far to slow.

So I might just do it myself just increase the distance each week with a couple of rest weeks. I have no idea what he different colours mean, just as long as you are doing the distances it suggest and at the pace you are happy with.

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I agree with you about the paces! The jogs are too slow and the fast runs are too fast for winter in a snowy country. My average pace is about 45 seconds slower at this time of year.

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so ignore the pacing :) I never sure why the pace you so slow for the long runs and then in the race think you can go fast for the whole thing.

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