Low HR Training

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Consistently Slow

    Mystery mountain marathon 6:07:20 unofficial. Mile 19 -21.5 was a  1500 ft climBlack eye walk).Started passing runners at mile16. Only 2 runners passed me. 1 at mile 19 and another at mile 23. Caught the female (23) at 25.5 miles Did not catch the male runner. He was a preparing  for the Florida Ironman.

    Run until the trail runs out.

    2013***1500 miles

    50 miler

    Race Less Train More

     

    Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

    "The Marble in The Groove"

     

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    http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

      Nice run, Oguz.. Breaking 41:00 is awesome. That time would land you top 3 (50-55 AG) in many races, and give you first in just as many. Now that we share an age group, I'll do my best to give you some competition! THough at the moment, you would be already driving home with a coffee and a muffin (mmmmm muffins) by the time I cross the finish line. About MAF hurting speed, it doesn't at all. That's because it is not about running slow at the same speed all the time, but about running faster and faster at the same HR! Looks like you are training well. Keep going!

       

      --Jimmy

       Thanks, Jimmy.

       

       After many years of running, my training and my running philosophy has evolved into 'relaxed running' , a term I read in one of Joe Henderson's Running Commentary. I love running and want to run every day; I don't want to exchange my relaxed running days into workouts and feel miserable next day.  I ask this question of Henderson's to myself and answer yes; "Would I still run this way even if there were no racing payoff?" Being happy and healthy is my initial goal, if I earn some hardware so much the better. My motto being sustainable running into 5th decade.

       

      Thanks for the input you provide for the forum which is some kind of reference book for me. If we ever compete in a real race together, who knows maybe you will finish your coffee and muffin before I finish.Smile      Oguz.

        Wow, Cmon2, that was terrific.  Your 10K pace was just about the same as your previous 5k PR pace.  Nice going.  It is great to see how all your hard work over the past years has resulted in this.  Your recent jump in improvement has been interesting to see.  You commented that you mostly thought it had to do with your training, but resolving that iron issue must have played a big part too.

          Congrats to you too, Oguz.  Very impressive 10K.  I was most impressed with the fact that you did this with training that was mostly at or below MAF. 

            Thanks, run48. In the last 2 months, I just wanted to make sure that next day's run be safe with no aches. Also, I must add that my maf speed has progressed 10% in the last year from 10 km/hr to 11 km/hr. If I run 1 hr @ maf HR, I need a run of maf -15 or maf -20 the next day. I think I am beginning to feel my aerobic progression will lead me to a state where I will be able to make aerobic intervals of 10-15 min @ maf HR; a target I want to achieve. ( I think this is a training method advised by Mr. Maffetone.)

              I'm continuing to observe HR without trying to change my training just yet.  For the Portland Marathon last Sunday, average HR was 126 and highest HR was 149.  Unofficial time was 6:58:20 and that included 6 or 7 minutes waiting for the train to get out of the way at Mile 25!  That's always a potential problem with this race, but the first time I've been stopped in the 6 times I've done the race.

               

              I've been taking it easy this week - only a couple of short walks - and trying to figure out how I should taper for the 50K on the 29th.  Then I'll get serious about doing LHR training.

              Rose Marathon Maniac #991 Half Fanatic #58 It's a perfect day and I feel great!

                I have been Maffing for a couple of months now. Started in July and just passed 900 km running all maff pace. Prior to that I have run on and off for the last 33 years. For no apparent reason I decided to do a race a couple of weeks ago and picked a local 10 k for this weekend. I finished in 40:48 ( chip time) a finished 23 out of 600 or so. 3 out of 33 in my age group but the two ahead of me placed in the masters category so I won my category.

                I actually did one interval last Friday that lasted about 30 seconds to see if I could feel a 4 min/km pace. I could not so I gave up and just ran the rest of my run at Maf.

                 

                Kevin

                jimmyb


                port-a-bella-potty

                  I have been Maffing for a couple of months now. Started in July and just passed 900 km running all maff pace. Prior to that I have run on and off for the last 33 years. For no apparent reason I decided to do a race a couple of weeks ago and picked a local 10 k for this weekend. I finished in 40:48 ( chip time) a finished 23 out of 600 or so. 3 out of 33 in my age group but the two ahead of me placed in the masters category so I won my category.

                  I actually did one interval last Friday that lasted about 30 seconds to see if I could feel a 4 min/km pace. I could not so I gave up and just ran the rest of my run at Maf.

                   

                  Kevin

                   

                  Congrats on the win, Kevin! 40:48 is blazing. Keep going!

                  --Jimmy

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                    Congrats on the win, Kevin! 40:48 is blazing. Keep going!

                    --Jimmy

                     

                     

                    Thanks Jimmy

                    kevin

                      yeah, congrats! Smile

                        Wow, Cmon2, that was terrific.  Your 10K pace was just about the same as your previous 5k PR pace.  Nice going.  It is great to see how all your hard work over the past years has resulted in this.  Your recent jump in improvement has been interesting to see.  You commented that you mostly thought it had to do with your training, but resolving that iron issue must have played a big part too.

                         

                         

                        thanks (and thanks to everyone else)! Smile

                         

                        I think the intervals really helped but you are right, before that I did have to resolve the iron issue, without that it wouldn't have worked out. Smile

                        zonykel


                          Ran the Santa Clarita Half Marathon today in 1:51:57. This was a PR for me, as my previous HM PR was 1:54:10 from nearly a year ago. Been doing MAF training almost exclusively for the last 3 months. I didn't do any speed work or tempo runs during this time.

                           

                          My HR monitor strap was OK for MAF training, but when racing, it kept sliding down, so I got erratic and useless HR data, which is too bad. I'll need to adjust it.

                           

                          It was raining for about the first hour or so of the race. I chose to wear a light rain jacket and and a permeable ball cap. Worked out OK, but I hadn't done a long training run in the rain since last year.

                           

                          Here are my Garmin splits:

                          Mile 01: 9:15
                          Mile 02: 8:22
                          Mile 03: 8:39
                          Mile 04: 8:50
                          Mile 05: 8:20
                          Mile 06: 8:29
                          Mile 07: 8:56
                          Mile 08: 8:50
                          Mile 09: 9:00
                          Mile 10: 8:11
                          Mile 11: 7:51
                          Mile 12: 7:37
                          Mile 13: 8:10
                          0.23 mi: 1:49

                          jimmyb


                          port-a-bella-potty

                            Congrats on the PR, Zonk!

                            Nice looking splits. Keep going!

                            --Jimmy

                            Log    PRs


                            Consistently Slow

                              Congrats on the PR, Zonk!

                              Nice looking splits. Keep going!

                              --Jimmy

                               +1.You appear to have had more gas in the tank.Great finish.

                              Run until the trail runs out.

                              2013***1500 miles

                              50 miler

                              Race Less Train More

                               

                              Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                              "The Marble in The Groove"

                               

                              unsolicited chatter

                              http://bkclay.blogspot.com/


                              Consistently Slow

                                http://bkclay.blogspot.com/2011/11/dizzy-fifties-50k-2011.html

                                 

                                Dizzy fifties 50k. PR for 50K trail race. 6:07:10. New early on the body was not going to  run <11 minute paces.Nice and well keep trail.

                                Run until the trail runs out.

                                2013***1500 miles

                                50 miler

                                Race Less Train More

                                 

                                Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                                "The Marble in The Groove"

                                 

                                unsolicited chatter

                                http://bkclay.blogspot.com/