Base Training

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02/02/2007 at 17:09
not long now till surgery...24 Feb..

Actually, leg has stopped locking...
PSC    pirate
02/02/2007 at 17:49
Good luck David. How long is the recovery predicted for??
02/02/2007 at 18:11
That's great news David - you've had a long frustrating wait.
05/02/2007 at 12:27
Cheers all. Not sure about recovery time. Seems to vary from a few days to a few weeks, depending on who I am talking to. Of course that's just recovery from the surgery...recovery from the injury...well......

Good to see the old BT thread back up and running...if I ever get back running, I will be following Mr Hadd's principles once again...


05/02/2007 at 12:28
Hi david

yes-not long now for you-thank goodness
06/02/2007 at 12:59

Hope the op goes well, and that you are able to get back to some training soon.
06/02/2007 at 13:13
Thanks Ratbag and David for your responses to my recent post - actually it's been quite a while since I was on the forums so missed checking.

If I had 6 months with no races on the horizon I would have carried on as I'd been going, but as I don't have that time to play with and have started Shades level 2 marathon plan, I'm just keeping an eye on my HR (before I didn't use a monitor) to make sure easy runs are easy , etc.

I know my 2 months following Hadd's principles have given me a good base for what's to come, and as that's all I can really do for now I'm happy to take that benefit.
06/02/2007 at 13:14
David meant to add my best wishes for your surgery.
25/02/2007 at 12:20
David - not sure if the surgery has happened or not yet - but whichever - good luck.
25/02/2007 at 12:21
David had surgery yesterday

dont know the outcome yet
26/02/2007 at 10:15
Good luck to David.
26/02/2007 at 10:21
its very VERY good news form david

a cartilage problem was identified and dealt with

he will be back to running
PSC    pirate
13/06/2007 at 08:47
Boing for Annelisa
13/06/2007 at 09:26
Just back into BT again for a 5 week period and loving it.
17/07/2007 at 20:43
Hi.I've been reading quite a bit of this thread and have been doing my base training for just over two weeks now.I use the 180-age formula.For me this is 152bpm max. I did 22 miles the first week and 25 miles last week I am looking to increase it again this week.I did my long run last week and did 8.41 miles in 90 minutes at an average hr of 149bpm.My pace was 10.43/mile.
Today I did more or less the same run just slightly further.I ran for 90 minutes again this time doing 8.61 miles at an average HR of 153 bpm,slightly over my limit but it was hot and sunny.My average pace was 10.28/mile.Is this an improvement? Also is it ok to add a few bpm in hot weather?The running itself did'nt feel hard.

What is the best book to get on base training?I cant seem to find Hadd's approach for some reason.



17/07/2007 at 20:46

There was a great link on here to windsurfing susies blog on here

the formula sucks
fo a lot of people, but seesm to be working for you

Im glad you bounced this thread

i need to get back to this

it seems to be an improvement but you need longer and lots more miles

(wiats for someone who knows what they are on about to come back)
18/07/2007 at 08:15
here's a link to the Hadd stuff
18/07/2007 at 22:13
Hi.Thanks for that.Why does that formula not work for most people? I went for run this morning and found it quite hard to get HR upto just below my max of 152bpm.I averaged out at 145bpm for 4.92 miles at a pace of 9.09/mile.Felt much better than yesterday.Im really suprised at the amount of mileage I can handle at this level.I was really struggling with mileage until I tried this.

14/08/2007 at 14:18
Is anybody still using base training? Would be interested to see if any of the original peeps on the thread have had any success with it.
14/08/2007 at 14:34
how timely

I need to get back to it
too much racing and i have forgotten how to run slowly

well, its all relative
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