"If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus
Get outside and run hilly routes if possible! That made a huge difference for me.
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Max McMaffelow Esq.
My orginal question related to my general approach to training. I would like to run a marathon this Fall or Spring. I am trying a variation of the MAF wherein I keep my heart rate at 180-age +5 (154).
Generally, for shorter runs (~5 mi). I get the HR up to 149 and then try to keep it between 149-154.
For longer runs, I try to get it up to 140-145 and keep it there, and it naturally drags up to 155 about 3/4 into the run. At that point, I walk until it gets down to about 130 then run until it gets to 155 and repeat until long run is done.
I generally only bring water with me and do not eat before runs. If it is an AM run, I drink a cup of coffee first.
I was looking for critiques/advice.
Log & Profile Crusted Salt #210
Thanks very much. I think that is a sorely missing element for me.