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8 weeks into LHR training and seeing results! (Read 1041 times)

SurfNSB


    Today marks 8 weeks since starting this LHR training thing. I almost gave up at first because I wasn't used to going slow, but I'm seeing improvements now and I'm enjoying it Smile

     

    First MAF test 12/1/11 (ran a bit over my target HR of 149-150):

     

    Mile 1 - 9:46 - 152HR

    Mile 2 - 9:43 - 151HR

    Mile 3 - 10:12 - 152 HR

    Mile 4 - 10:03 - 149HR

    Mile 5 - 10:20 - 151HR

     

    MAF test 1/31/12:

     

    Mile 1 - 9:29 - 147HR

    Mile 2 - 9:27 - 148HR

    Mile 3 - 9:22 - 149HR

    Mile 4 - 9:34 - 149HR

    Mile 5 - 9:41 - 149HR

    jimmyb


      Today marks 8 weeks since starting this LHR training thing. I almost gave up at first because I wasn't used to going slow, but I'm seeing improvements now and I'm enjoying it Smile

       

      First MAF test 12/1/11 (ran a bit over my target HR of 149-150):

       

      Mile 1 - 9:46 - 152HR

      Mile 2 - 9:43 - 151HR

      Mile 3 - 10:12 - 152 HR

      Mile 4 - 10:03 - 149HR

      Mile 5 - 10:20 - 151HR

       

      MAF test 1/31/12:

       

      Mile 1 - 9:29 - 147HR

      Mile 2 - 9:27 - 148HR

      Mile 3 - 9:22 - 149HR

      Mile 4 - 9:34 - 149HR

      Mile 5 - 9:41 - 149HR

       

       

      Well, there's some nice improvement! Keep going! Cool

      --Jimmy

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        Great results.  Do you physically feel better as well?

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        Chris


        Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

          Great! Should encourage lurkers to start LHR'ing! LOL

          bob e v
          2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

          Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

          Break the 1000 mi barrier!

          History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.

            Good job!

             

            I'm about to round the 8 week mark as well. I'm also seeing minor results in pace, but huge results in my weight/body. Fat is literally falling off and I do feel great after my runs. I used to have to psych myself up before a big run just to keep up a fast pace. Now I relish getting on the road and pounding out each mile because I'm working out where I need to be. 

            jimmyb


              Good job!

               

              I'm about to round the 8 week mark as well. I'm also seeing minor results in pace, but huge results in my weight/body. Fat is literally falling off and I do feel great after my runs. I used to have to psych myself up before a big run just to keep up a fast pace. Now I relish getting on the road and pounding out each mile because I'm working out where I need to be. 

               

              Awesome. The fat coming off is a good sign that your RQ is improving. Keep going!

              --Jimmy

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              SurfNSB


                Thanks. I do feel a lot better on my long runs. When I trained for my last marathon I was doing all my long runs at 8:45/mi, which came out to an avg HR about 10-15 bpm over my MAF target HR. Excited to see where I'll be this fall when racing season picks back up here in FL.

                SurfNSB


                  Although today's long run was odd.

                   

                  I did the first 6 miles at a 10:05 pace with an avg HR of 154.

                  Then I did the next 5 miles at a 9:45 pace with HR of 151. There was even a bit more head wind on this part.

                   

                  Kind of the opposite of what is supposed to happen!

                  SurfNSB


                    Had my first MAF test a few days ago where my average was under 9:00 min/mi even though it's been getting warmer out. It was 8:56 I think. Over a minute improvement since starting in December. Not bad!
                    jimmyb


                      Had my first MAF test a few days ago where my average was under 9:00 min/mi even though it's been getting warmer out. It was 8:56 I think. Over a minute improvement since starting in December. Not bad!

                       

                      Yay! That's huge. Keep going!

                      --JimmyCool

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                      nikib5


                        That gives me hope. I'm a newbie to this forum and to the Maffetone method. My aerobic system must be shot to hell because I'm doing 13-15 minute miles. Before that, I wasn't all that speedy anyway at 10-11 min/mile, so I guess that makes sense. I have been doing this since the end of February and haven't seen any improvement yet but I've been dealing with adrenal fatigue. Thanks for the report.

                        labhiker


                          Wow - great improvements.  Congrats

                          labhiker