Me and my gang in Breck
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How old are you? The first approach is based on Kharvonen's method and
is quite aggressive, definitely not a "low heart rate training" approach.
Not to say that it can't be used successfully by people who start in already
excellent aerobic condition.
For the second, I'm not exactly sure what you're calculating, i.e., what
is the 184+5 for?
Take a look at a few of the links in the following:
for the various approaches for low HR training.
welcome to my pace Mark It'll be interesting to see low HR training works for you. I had mine interrupted by stupid dissertation but i was seeing decent improvement after about 5 - 6 weeks..
That was my "easy" pace before I started paying attention to heart rate. Now, trying to keep HR under 146, I am around 13 min/mile. I agree, it is really hard especially in the beginning to reel yourself in, but the feeling and improvement already have been worth it for me (I started out 14+ min/mile). I feel so much better, and can run many more days a week than I used to. October was my highest mileage month ever, in my 4 years of running, including 6 marathons.
Once I've had a bit more training experience with this, I'll post my training + results. Right now, I am not sure if the decrease in my pace is due to the training miles I've done, or just the fact that the weather has been 50's and not humid recently, and it was warmer/more humid when I first started trying this.
yeah, getting ready for rematch with Honolulu marathon on December 9th. Aiming for around 4:00 ish but training been pretty spotty so probably more like 4:10 - 4:15 ish. We'll see. If didn't like surfing so much i probably run a little bit more mileage
Today was tough. Easy on the body but tough to keep under 135. The URL above is from today.
Thanks everyone for all your help.