Weekend runs are always defined by the run leaders and the distance may vary according to their plans. That said, here are some recommended workouts for the weekend of January 26-27...
Boston marathoners: 13M @ 5% slower than marathon pace
New Jersey marathoners: 13M @ 5% slower than marathon pace (same as Boston)
NYC Half competitors: 12-14M @ long run pace
Coogans 5K competitors: 8-11M @ long run pace
Still building a base: 6-8M @ easy run pace
Long run pace is slightly faster than easy, but is still 45-60 seconds/mile slower than marathon goal pace (or your estimated goal pace if you were training for a marathon). 5% Slower than Marathon Pace is exactly what it sounds like -- roughly 20 to 30 seconds per mile slower than your goal pace -- but the first and last mile should be closer to Long Run pace.
0 · January 16