Low HR Training

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    Very possibly I just have to lower the number for the longer run times to get ready for a hm or even a half ironman, but then there is still the possibility of overdoing it just with the training stress of ramping up all the miles needed to get the body ready for such endeavors.  

     

    So, 1)  keep the miles lower at MAF and just keep progressing and hope you don't break down during the higher mileage race OR

           2) do the longer miles to allow the body to acclimate but increase recovery time, which flys in the face of all those training programs designed to ramp up your miles to get you ready OR

           3) keep the mileage high with the program that is recommended for a hm but lower MAF to minimize the body impact and stressor involved of the increased mileage?  

     

    Of course there is no substitute for individual experimentation, but I am just curious what some of the more experienced folks have seen and tried. 

     

    Food for thought!  Thanks!!!

     

     

    here is my opinion: I just don't believe in ramping up that way ... I prefer to just get used to some mileage then increase and get used to that ... and so on ... yes this may take a while but that's more important than some random race! of course the mileage also depends on how hard(what HR) you're doing your runs at. say 30mpw with loads of speed work would be the same as 45mpw all at MAF. that's just an example, the actual numbers may be different Smile

     

    btw if your maf pace is 9:53 now then why are you worried about doing a HM? that sounds like a lot of base, more than enough to support a decent half marathon race.

    Dr.R


      Thanks!

      I tend to feel knee pain at about 8 miles or so, even at MAF, so I would want to try to ramp up the miles to avoid injury or breakdown, essentially run the distance before the race at MAF just to make sure I can do it, but can't seem to get there without some level of overtraining occurring.  Pretty frustrating, but this is for fun and health, and if I start to feel lousy, then why bother, you know?

      Thanks again.

        Thanks!

        I tend to feel knee pain at about 8 miles or so, even at MAF, so I would want to try to ramp up the miles to avoid injury or breakdown, essentially run the distance before the race at MAF just to make sure I can do it, but can't seem to get there without some level of overtraining occurring.  Pretty frustrating, but this is for fun and health, and if I start to feel lousy, then why bother, you know?

        Thanks again.

         

         

        if by any chance the knee pain is related to ITB you could check your running form and muscle imbalances (gluteus medius muscle needs to be strong).

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