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Marathon Race Pace

Your marathon race pace will vary depending on your ability. You will learn your marathon pace over time and get a better feel for what it is like to sustain the effort. During training you should have a marathon pace session once a week to help you with this.


Your marathon pace will vary depending on your ability. The below table provides you with a rough guide to help you navigate how to pace the effort.


Marathon Pace:

Level

% of Threshold Pace

​% Threshold HR

Beginner

80-85% - low-mid zone 2

​86-89% - low-high zone 2

Intermediate

86-88% - mid-high zone 2

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