Base Training

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21/11/2009 at 23:02

Hi LL, happy to be of any help.  Enjoy you're max test, a lot of people hate the idea, but I find a peverse sense of enjoyment in the odd bit of self torture.

 The plan sounds good, just run less or take a day off if you feel like you need it.  I'm probably not the best person to ask about upping mileage, as i went from 0 - 40/50km in under a month. When I started running to time instead of distance, I just set my alarm to go off after 20 mins and then turned around and ran back. 

It was raining all day yesterday and i'm not quite that dedicated so I didn't go out.  Today was dry and about 8 degrees so I made it out, but only had time for 40 mins, the pace seems to be improving and I seem to be able to keep my hr down with much less effort.  I noticed that the UK is being hit with some bad weather, hope it improves soon.

22/11/2009 at 18:49

Done the test!!! Bloomin' eck, that was hard! How can you like that?!?!?

I enrolled the whole family, my husband and my 3 boys. My older one (9 years old) ran to the meeting point where we met my husband and my other 2 (6 and 4). Hubby at top of hill readu to start the stopwatch to count my hr, one boy at bottom and the other 2, well, we had to throw a rescue party afterwards as they went for a little walk in the wood... LOL

It was b** hard but I think I hit as close to MHR as I could. I ran 5 X about 100 minutes at 43secs each.

My hr was 198 at the end. So here I am prepared and ready for building up my base training!

Marathon! Here I come!!

23/11/2009 at 15:10

Congrats on the test, admit it, you enjoyed it really

I realised that you mentioned earlier about your husband having a hr monitor, could you borrow his until you get your own?  Based on your max, I would say try and keep your hr between 140 and 150 until you are running an hour a day.

When is your marathon?

23/11/2009 at 15:14
And remember, LL - you need to do the test every week
24/11/2009 at 02:38

Ha, that would be enjoyable  Maybe I should try it.

Well I finally got through the whole thread, took me long enough.  Now it's time to concentrate on the running, which seems to be improving, as i'm finding it easier to keep to a low hr.

25/11/2009 at 13:44

Base trainer, I have a FR50 and have set the HR zones 130-140 .This is the first time i have used this function. Zone alarms set for ON but no alarms going off when im outside the zone.

Any clues?

25/11/2009 at 13:57

Have you got ZO HRM set to on?


25/11/2009 at 14:38

Like No said make sure you have zones on, zo alarm on, and zo hrm on.  If those 3 are all on it should work. 

Time for a quick run before our xmas party  should read "slow" run really

25/11/2009 at 15:15

Thanks for the replies. Yes all 3 set ON. ZONE run OFF. All that is happening is little arrow on corner pointing up or down. If i go + or - set rates should the alarm go off continuously until within zones ?This morning was 1st attempt at using this function.Very annoying, i did the whole run looking at my watch.

Is the alarm loud?

25/11/2009 at 15:32

Also should  CHIMES be on?


25/11/2009 at 15:59

Well quick run of 43 mins was done as a work session, 166 av hr, so around 83% of max.  Certainly feels a bit different to my usual runs, but nice to have a slightly faster session About ten mins quicker than same route done at av hr of 151, now when i can do the same route ten mins quicker at the same hr i'll be happy. Todays ten mins quicker means ten mins more drinking 

Happy basing all.  Hope you get the hr alarm working M.

25/11/2009 at 16:04
Any ideas?
25/11/2009 at 16:11

When i go into training mode i get units, zones, zo alarm, zo hrm, then the low and high, then some other stuff.  With those 3 after the units thing set to 'on' it works for me.  It isn't loud but you can certainly hear it if you aren't on a busy road or something.  Don't remember where the chime thing is, but you can always try it.  If it still isn't working get in touch with who ever you bought it from.  I'm not using the zone alarm at the moment cos i run with my mp3 and it means running with one ear free, so I have to look at the watch all the time, but i'm getting better at keeping in the zone.  But i'd certainly change it if it didn't work at all.

25/11/2009 at 16:13
Just tried mine whilst sitting down and it should beep every 5 seconds or so
25/11/2009 at 16:16

Does anyone know if there is a refresh button somewhere on this site?  Or is it meant to auto refresh?

Is it working?

25/11/2009 at 16:28
Do you mean auto refresh so whenever a post comes the page loads the message up?  How about pressing F5 which will refresh your browser?
25/11/2009 at 16:36
Thanks No, I had to jump to the previous 20 and then come back to see your post.  I'll try the F5 button.  Computer literate, who me. Don't make me laugh.
25/11/2009 at 16:43
By the way No, how's the running going?  Is the cat safe?  What is your weekly schedule like?
25/11/2009 at 16:50

The running is going fine, ta.  I'm sort of sick at going so slow (7km/h - really?  I can pogo faster than that!).  I want to keep it going but I'm cheating - I am putting together a schedule that has a faster session per week.  I know it's not really in the spirit of things but hey ho.


25/11/2009 at 17:13
Nothing wrong with throwing in a work session or two, depending how many hours you're running a week.  I know Hadd advocates it in his article.  Have you read it?  Have you done a Hadd test?  Lots of fun.
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