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"Expose Your Slow Twitchers" Daily Maffetone and/or Low-HR Training Reports (Read 23089 times)

Gwynhafra


    I'm pretty excited.  My "long run" is up to 5 and a half miles right now.  Last week, it was 66 degrees, this week 75.  I did this week's run almost 2 minutes faster.  (Also, I stayed up until about 6am for Rocky Horror Picture Show.)

     

    Average pace this week: 15:13, last week, 15:40

    Average heart rate:            139                      141

    Mile 1                           14:17/133        14:36/137

    Mile 2                           13:53/140        14:43/142

    Mile 3                           14:39/140        15:34/142

    Mile 4                           15:16/143        15:19/143

    Mile 5                           15:02/139        15:15/139

     

    I'm pretty happy with that improvement! This is only one week's time! Miles 1-3 are on the exact same very hilly route, but there is a slight variation in mile 4.

    Jenne

    Every run is a hilly run!


    Bad Ass

      Hi, guys.  My week has been full of hot and humid days so my paces have gone down a bit, but I have been able to run at Maff or slower for most of my runs and keeping up with my paces.  I did 10 this morning at 146HR and 11:23mm but it was 85F and humid so the pace was really faster when you consider that.  Last year at this time I was doing high 11s so I'm happy.

       

      One more thing.  Yesterday, I did my 5th ALS 10K to benefit the Lou Gehrig's Disease foundation, ALS.  Last year I had two asthma attacks during the race.  It's hard for me to even break 1 hour on this race (done so once) because of the heat and humidity during May.  Yesterday, I broke 1 hour again and had no asthma issues, running at a standard 168-170HR the whole way.  If you ever wonder if MAFF works, it's not all about the pace. I have not used albuterol since 12/30 and it's partly because of MAFF.

       

      Have a great day and Happy Mother's Day to those Maffers that are also mothers!

      Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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      "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."


      Bad Ass

        Awesome!  If you adjust this week for weather, the speed increase is even more!

         

        I'm pretty excited.  My "long run" is up to 5 and a half miles right now.  Last week, it was 66 degrees, this week 75.  I did this week's run almost 2 minutes faster.  (Also, I stayed up until about 6am for Rocky Horror Picture Show.)

         

        Average pace this week: 15:13, last week, 15:40

        Average heart rate:            139                      141

        Mile 1                           14:17/133        14:36/137

        Mile 2                           13:53/140        14:43/142

        Mile 3                           14:39/140        15:34/142

        Mile 4                           15:16/143        15:19/143

        Mile 5                           15:02/139        15:15/139

         

        I'm pretty happy with that improvement! This is only one week's time! Miles 1-3 are on the exact same very hilly route, but there is a slight variation in mile 4.

        Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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        "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

        Gwynhafra


          One more thing.  Yesterday, I did my 5th ALS 10K to benefit the Lou Gehrig's Disease foundation, ALS.  Last year I had two asthma attacks during the race.  It's hard for me to even break 1 hour on this race (done so once) because of the heat and humidity during May.  Yesterday, I broke 1 hour again and had no asthma issues, running at a standard 168-170HR the whole way.  If you ever wonder if MAFF works, it's not all about the pace. I have not used albuterol since 12/30 and it's partly because of MAFF.

           

          That's so cool!  I've been reading your blog about running with asthma.  I also have asthma.  Right now, I'm still taking the preventative albuterol before running, but it would be so cool to be able to run without it!  Congratulations on breaking 1 hour.  That's one of my hopes for this year.

          Jenne

          Every run is a hilly run!


          Bad Ass

            Good luck!  As you can see from my signature, 1 hour is way slower than I was used to before asthma but baby steps!  I cut off albuterol in December but only because the allergy shots are working now.  I cannot wait to hear about your progress!

             

            That's so cool!  I've been reading your blog about running with asthma.  I also have asthma.  Right now, I'm still taking the preventative albuterol before running, but it would be so cool to be able to run without it!  Congratulations on breaking 1 hour.  That's one of my hopes for this year.

            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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            "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."


            Wandering Wally

              HR monitor battery is definitely dead.  Going to have to do without it for a couple of days until I can swing by the local superstore and get a new one.  Race on Saturday went great.  Felt good the whole time.  I was worried that all this running at MAF would mean I would be much slower in a race situation.  I was not.  While keeping my effort level down and under control I was still maintaining an 11:00-11:15 pace which I was happy with.

              Run!  Just Run!

               

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              Bad Ass

                Great job!

                 

                HR monitor battery is definitely dead.  Going to have to do without it for a couple of days until I can swing by the local superstore and get a new one.  Race on Saturday went great.  Felt good the whole time.  I was worried that all this running at MAF would mean I would be much slower in a race situation.  I was not.  While keeping my effort level down and under control I was still maintaining an 11:00-11:15 pace which I was happy with.

                 

                Today I did 9.  Plan was to do 5 @ HMP but since I signed up for another 10K on Saturday, I decided to take it slow.  Except I didn't.  HR was erratic and I think it was the sweat (it was93F and 70 dewpoint) coupled with the top I used because I was signing and talking to myself during the run (don't judge) and the HR said I was running a 5K, LOL.

                Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                labhiker


                  5:45am  3.1miles, 124bpm ave.

                   

                  Slow and steady on the recovery road.  Patience phase.

                  labhiker


                  Wandering Wally

                    Damaris - If you were singing and talking to yourself at least you were having fun :-D  That was also a pretty good sign that you were still at an easy effort level for you.

                     

                    6 miles this morning naked.  Gasp!  I have developed a sense for the effort level required to stay at or under MAF, and while not completely accurate it was good enough for today.

                    Run!  Just Run!

                     

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                    Bad Ass

                      I would call mine a steady state or GA pace yesterday.

                       

                      Nice job, Mike.

                      Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                      "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                      jimmyb


                         

                        6 miles this morning naked.  

                         

                        Boing, boing, boing, jiggle, jiggle, jiggle....

                         

                        TODAY:

                        recovery 3 miles run/walk

                        SLowly building up the amount of time running, still walking a lot.

                        Feeling good.

                        --JimmyCool

                        Log    PRs

                        Gwynhafra


                          Today was 4 miles, slower than last Thursday.  Didn't get much sleep last night and forgot to use my inhaler.  I was curious to see how I would do without it.  Ave pace: 14:45, Ave HR 139 (MAF is 140).

                          Jenne

                          Every run is a hilly run!


                          Bad Ass

                            Bahahaha.  I wish I could run naked....

                             

                            Boing, boing, boing, jiggle, jiggle, jiggle....

                             

                            TODAY:

                            recovery 3 miles run/walk

                            SLowly building up the amount of time running, still walking a lot.

                            Feeling good.

                            --JimmyCool

                            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                            Blog

                            "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                            jimmyb


                              Bahahaha.  I wish I could run naked....

                               

                              You can, Damaris. You can! Evil

                              Log    PRs

                                6.11 miles, 10:00 avg pace, 138 avg HR.

                                 

                                Starting to get in some easy runs after a week off after the marathon.  Almost got my elusive 10:00 pace at MAF even though conditions were not ideal for it.  79 degrees and windy.

                                Age: 46 Weight: 205 Height: 6'2" (Goal weight 195)

                                Current PR's:  Mara 3:48:09; HM 1:43:26; 10K 43:59; 5K 21:27