Finding it difficult to get the miles in this week - 3 roads in to village and 2 of them flooded! So just a case of trying to do what I can.
75% pace still holding good which I'm putting down to the 80% runs having some effect - it's like turning a corner.
SC - nice steady stats - very similar to my pace - I'm averaging 10:42 at 137bpm (75%). I think your improvement will come quicker than mine as your getting more mileage in. My 80% avg's are 9:37 at 146bpm
Keir: that sounds mega tough! But it also sounds like fun. I like mud . It means I can be shit and then blame the conditions AtD: glad you are running againI think I need to do another max. test . My 80% runs definitely feel steady, not hard. Not even comfortably hard. Just ... good!The max tests I did gave me 182, a figure I see frequently in races. But I've seen 187 a few times too which I thought was a silly spike... it's just sooooo tough to max. out. I'm dreading it!! 11 miles in a blizzard. It was freeeeeeezing
15 wet miles!!!!!!! Im sure the heavy rain makes it feel like ive run 26!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Lots of flooding. I managed to get out for 8miles in the wet and dark. Wore sealskin socks for the first time and they were brilliant. Dry feet all run, despite having to wade across some fields to miss the worst of the road flooding. Going out for a couple of hours in a few minutes, after my wife has emerged to take of kid duty.
You guys have had more than your fair share of rain this year! Commiserations Well today looks like a write-off. Everything is covered in ice - been raining all morning with temps around -1. Treacherous. even the Yaktrax can't cope with so much ice. Guess I will swap tomorrow's rest day and today's 15miler around Good luck today, Brian.Atd: book sounds interesting. I'd love to run the Kenyan way
BD, The weather down south is awful, looking back on some of the posts here, I'm amazed any running is getting done at all, as for improvement, I think I'm seeing a little bit of improvment even with only three weeks since I introduced 75% runs into my program.
Brian, I think you may well be right with regards to the 80% runs for example, today's run HR averaged at 87% and I would have described this as working hard, but being able to run on after the finish.
Santa Baby, doing another max test would fill me with dread, but if it has to be done , hope the underfoot conditions improve for your run tomorrrow.
Keir, Sounds like horendous conditions down there, kudos for getting out there and doing it.
Andy, Is it a book you would recomend I'm on the look out for a good book.
A wet run this morning, not as wet as some I may add! with some like mind folk, as it was a group run HR was right out the window, 6.3 mile loop around Daviot Woods in 1hr and 2 minutes @ 9:59mm,
I normally do my long run today, but it was a little to quick for this so I'll do it tomorrow.
14.5m with 72mins @ 150 (79%). Might do similar distance through the mud tomorrow to justify some extra Xmas pud the following day.
Some good mileage out there all of you. SC, interesting paces vs heart rate for you. Was it hilly?
Keir, a mile in the mud has got to be worth at least one extra mince pie vs a dry run.
For me yesterday was a parkrun and I just decided to go with the flow. Unfortunately competitive juices got the better of me and I ended up averaging 174 which is 94% because a pretty meaningless 3rd place was up for grabs. I was also in fancy dress and the thought of being fastest fairy made me push harder than I should have. So overall a very unHadd run. It's made me realise from the earlier parts of the thread that my max HR may need adjusting upwards slightly.
As a reuslt I did an easy 7miles at 73% this morning and will do the long run tomorrow.
Hollers, yes the first three miles up hill last three down, I feel kinda guilty posting this type of run here as is has nothing to do with Hadding , tomorrow it's a flat 12 miles out and back along the canal, it will give me an opportunity to keep the HR down
Keir, Good running, I think you've earnt that extra helping of pudding.
Ding Dong, must have been a strong wind, I've got to say I have been quite fortunate up here it has been wet but know where near the same scale as down south.
Thought I would try the image trick to import some data. 60 miles for the week and I got a nice shorter 80% run in on Saturday (see below, 1 m warm up/cool down on either end). Same pace as last week's, but HR was much lower and it didn't feel so fast this time around.
Santa, You can derive your max from the max and average from a race. But others have said the sameabout how the 80% runs feel, so I wouldn't worry. If you want to reassess your max, supply some HR data from a recent race, and how you ran the race ie. all-out, controlled etc.
SC, Nice hill work!
Keir/VT, good 80% stuff.
VT, Good weekly mileage too. And the 80% runs are beginning to make a difference by the sound of it.
6am gym for me this morning. I think my problem yesterday was a stiff back cos it was very stiff this morning. I'm wondering whether the speedy stuff I did on the treadie on Saturday caused it? Ay else had back problems from the treadmill?
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