I am just starting phase 2 of the Cool Impossible and I have a question regarding long run lengths. I noticed that in Phase 2 Week 2 you have a 30' warm up and a 40' run in the main set and then it says to extend your run in HRZ 2-3 to equal 60%-70% of your longest run in Phase 1. My question is, does the 30' warm up count towards the 60%-70% time or is it extra?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I thought all time were cumulative, maye I did Phase 1 wrong!
I have also been trying to find an answer to this. I've been looking through the other posts, and other members have seemed to think that the 60-70% is based only on the main set times from Phase 1 for only the main set time in Phase 2, so with the warm-ups and cool-downs in Phase 2, the runs actually end up still being similar in time to the long runs towards the end of Phase 1. I just wanted to double check as well - is the general consensus that the 60-70% of your longest run in Phase 1 referring to a) only the main set in Phase 1, and b) only the main set in Phase 2?
Also, in Phase 2, weeks 2 and 5 say to extend the run to 60-70% of the longest run in Phase 1, and the other weeks don't specifically say that, but I got the impression all the long runs are meant to be extended beyond the hilly run work to meet that 60-70% time anyway. Is that the case?
Thank you very much!