How does Zombies, Run! handle distance vs time?
April 20, 2014 8:54 AM Subscribe
I've been doing the Zombies 5k training, and the only thing I don't totally love is how it handles distance, speed, and time. Runner 5 Mefites, can you tell me how you've found the full grown-up app so that I know what to expect?
posted by carbide to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
In the 5k training plan, for example, when you're told to run back to Abel, it's measured by time rather than distance – if I run fast, I'll have to keep going longer, which acts as a slight disincentive to really pull out all the stops unless I'm at the very end: if I sprint for 500m I'll end up walking, but if I jog gently I'll probably see out the interval. I'm now at the end of week 6 and a couple of weeks from the 5k mark, but it's going well and I've been enjoying training (despite having minimal interest in zombie stories as a thing), and I want to have my next step in place to keep up my routine.
So, does the full app pay any attention to speed and distance, or does it just not matter because the intervals are relative to your own pace anyway?
Also, especially if you've come from Z25k or another C25k type plan, how did you find Zombies, Run as a next step afterwards?