"I've been following Eddy's improvement over the last two years on this site, and it's been pretty dang solid. Sure the weekly mileage has been up and down, but over the long haul he's getting out the door and has turned himself into quite a runner. He's only now just figuring out his potential. Consistency in running is measured in years, not weeks. And over the last couple of years, Eddy's made great strides" Jeff 14 Jan 2009
Running Log Crusted Salt #214
Very nice improvement, Eddy!
Did you wear your HRM during the 5K race?
Just thought I would share my recent findings with you guys. At the beginning of the year, I did MAF training for 6 weeks, and my best MAF result was an average pace of 7:47 per mile, over 4 miles.
After I finished this I did a 5k race(first bit more or less of speed work for me in 7 weeks) and I PR'd from 21:13 to 18:57.
I have just started my base building again, and I am at the end of week 2. I decided to do another MAF test, in fact I did one yesterday, on a flat canal, and these were my findings:
Mile 1 7:36
Mile 2 7:38
Mile 3 7:40
Mile 4 7:22
This averaged out at 7:34 pace. Stayed under MAF by 2 beats
Today I did another MAF for the hell of it, and here were my findings:
Mile 1 7:35
Mile 2 7:06 downhill
Mile 3 8:00 uphill
Mile 4 7:33
Average pace again 7:34. Undr MAF by 2 beats
Just thought I would share this with you guys, as I am well impressed and only in week 2, and already 13 seconds per mile in my MAF test ahead of my previous phase. Should be flying hopefully when I go back to racing in time.
I shouldnt have posted under the second account of 'maffetone', was an error. I am keeping a secon log exclusively for my MAF progress.
That or the fact that he is a professional magician...have you seen 'the illusionist'!