Pace Yourself With a Talk Test

Pace Yourself With a Talk Test

You don’t have to have a sports watch to pace yourself, just perform the talk test.

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If you run alone, a monitoring gadget may help to pace yourself, but otherwise just do the talk test.

The pressure to obtain monitoring gadgets and training plans won’t do any more to counter mistakes made in pacing yourself than a simple running routine referred to as a talk test.

Based on research in the American College of Sports Medicine, runners and bikers must get the pace (or distribution of energy) correct to not only sync body and mind, but also in order to make progress.

The studies suggest the ventilatory threshold (VT or talk test) is without doubt one of the simplest methods to gauge exercise intensity.

At level VT1 speech requires some effort. At VT2, talking is limited to a few words. Exercising just shy of VT2 point is ideal.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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