mcs wrote (see)
Jeepers do you sleep with the strap on then? Good pointers, sounds like you do it by pulse is that right?
No, just find my pulse and use the clock, counting the pulse rate for 15 secs then x 4.
I use the 305 + HRM. I'm quite good at keeping within the required HRs (I use the JL Parker method), I can "run to feel" and can churn out mile after mile at the same HR, but it does require discipline! Your HR will increase (cardiac drift), but if you're running to HR, you just have to bite the bullet and slow down until you're back within the correct zone / percentage / range.
There are a lot who say that they can't "run that slowly" - which is rubbish, if you can walk, you can run slowly. But I'm old enough and ugly enough not to worry about what other people think as I know that training this way suits me and I reap the benefits.
Good advice Jeepers will try that one in the morning. I find if I walk slowly with the family for example I get tired more quickly than if I walk at my own stride pace but you are correct in it requiring discipline to make yourself slow down.
Reckon you are just fit Choisty, due to all that training!!!
Like with any form of training, you just have to decide what you're doing, whether HR or pace and just stick to it, whether it feels hard to speed up or slow down.
Not exactly rocket science.
Actually though, that's quite an interesting point (hence the edit), if you're struggling to maintain the appropriate pace at the moment, how will you manage if you're picked and why will that be different?
I like that running to hr actually slows you down. I see to often people saying train faster, run your slow runs faster, speed up toward the end etc.
I don't run to heart rate but I can assess my hr well enough to know what it's doing and I like to take my slow runs slowly. I like the old adage 'you are training to race not racing to train' but just the 'you are training to race' keeps me running slow. It means I can go on for longer which is what I want.
I read some training advice that said do your long run one day and your faster run (tempo or steady) the next. This makes sense to me. I can just concentrate on the miles on day one and on day 2 I can worry about pace without worrying about how far I've run.
Anyway - I'm not training for a marathon right now, I don't have the endurance or the speed. All a bit arbitary at the moment. Hoping for some new legs from Santa.
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