Roy, big up to you. Top bombing.
Vt, think everyone is different. Depends on a few things, not least
1. Experience. How long you've been running/developing the engine.
2. Your recent training. How much time on/off.
3. Your plan. How long to your target, and what sort of target (ie. Mara ultra).
6 weeks was a nice fit for me. Following a series of 3 5k races I had a gap of 6 weeks prior to a 15 week mara build-up. From experience I have a pace in mind for my 80% runs, and will hopefully get near to that over the next 3. If I don't, I may begin my mara schedule with 2 or 3 more before I move up to mp.
Good running, guys
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Great running everyone! Andi, it sounds like things are really starting to happen for you so hopefully it's just onwards and upwards from here for you! You'll definitely have to adjust your marathon goal downwards Have any of you more experienced Hadd people had any glitches with your training? My HR is still climbing higher than it has been at slower speeds so I'm back to closer to 11min miles now. I've allowed my average to go back to 150 to give me some wiggle room. I'm back to the docs this week to check my iron again. Question is, should I ignore my HR and run at the pace I've been doing well at previously if it is because of low iron or should I drop my pace a lot again and keep to the lower HR? I was really enjoying what I was doing before and I'm finding this terribly frustrating. Any advice appreciated!!
Great running everyone! Andi, it sounds like things are really starting to happen for you so hopefully it's just onwards and upwards from here for you! You'll definitely have to adjust your marathon goal downwards
Have any of you more experienced Hadd people had any glitches with your training? My HR is still climbing higher than it has been at slower speeds so I'm back to closer to 11min miles now. I've allowed my average to go back to 150 to give me some wiggle room. I'm back to the docs this week to check my iron again. Question is, should I ignore my HR and run at the pace I've been doing well at previously if it is because of low iron or should I drop my pace a lot again and keep to the lower HR?
I was really enjoying what I was doing before and I'm finding this terribly frustrating. Any advice appreciated!!
I had a similar rough patch last year. Guess for me it was a mixture of faster HM training which eroded my aerobic base and simply doesn't work for me and iron deficiency. Are you a girl, btw? Us girls are rather prone to low iron because of the monthly youknowwhat Been taking supplements ever since and I think it took about 6 weeks for my pace to reach normal levels again. Crossing my fingers that you get to the bottom of what's wrong. Stick with a pace that you feel comfy with. I tried sub LT running at my previous pace and felt horrid as my HR went to about 90%
Thanks Chickadee. I am a girl and I have had low iron in the past which is why I thought it was this. I'd scaled back my supplements as I'd been doing so well but it looks like I just need to keep the higher dose. Or eat more steak I'll keep to a slower pace and convince myself I haven't actually lost any fitness. Hopefully I'll be back to full speed sooner rather than later!
Some good stats on the previous page ... and a great 5M PB for Roy!
A hilly 11.6M for me on Sunday (70% maxHR and 9:36/m) and a 3.4M run yesterday. I'd been on my feet all day at work and didn't have time for a longer/slower run, so instead went short but with 2.1M of the 3.4M "testing" the sub-LT pace region (7:44/m at 80%). Seemed okay on the foot but the legs weren't in the mood. 26M on the bike since Monday as well.
Sounds promising DrDan. Easy does it.
Sub lt run for me. Well chuffed with 7.16 pace. Although slower than my first 2, it was much warmer today.
Rubbish: that explains it then . I firmly stuck to my supplements and -- touch wood -- the shit phase hasn't come back.Dr. Dan: sounds hopeful!Brian: x2 ... I was struggling. A muggy old morning with nearly 20 degrees really played havoc with my HR. Kept the average at exactly 80% but it was my slowest of the 3 I did in the past weeks. Av. pace 8:09. I guess I just have to accept that I'm 10-20 secs slower per mile when it's warm.
Chick, I think everyone is slower in the heat. Wait while next week and cooler conditions. We'll nail the quicker pace
RR, hope all gets sorted soon! oh, and may as well up the supplements and eat more steak (oh, for some reason had you down as a guy - my apologies).
Dr Dan, very impressive numbers
Brian, 7:16? am not surprised your well chuffed!
Chick, one of the plusses (for me) of Hadding is that you can (nearly) always blame the weather for a slower than normal time and as Brian say's, we'll all be flying when it's cooler
Well, took an unscheduled day off yeterday as I was a bit tired so, for the first time ever I did a doubler!
This morning started badly as I changed my HRM and forgot to re-sync with the Garmin but got it sorted after a few hundred yards then muppet here just started running without restarting the timer! Honestly, I flew the first mile but sadly no proof lol. Did 3 miles on the watch and added the 4th that I missed for 4 miles @10:25 and 67%
Went out this afternoon to do 10k sub 70% HRR and see just how far away I am from my PB time (in training btw). I double (nay) triple checked my watch and set off with just the current HRR on my watch and 1/2 mile times. I didn't pay mutch attention to the split times but did see a couple of 4* times go by and just one over 5:30. I did left my HRR slip above 70% for the hills but no walking needed to bring it back down again and got home in 63:17. It's not setting world alight but a whopping 2:39 faster then my previous PB! and, @ 68% today and 74% previously.
Think I deserve a Dram or two tonight
Andi nice mileage last week, and a nice target for the elevation change. Well done on the latest run...great improvement.
VT nice stats on the long run - and I agree that switching routes is a good way to avoid fussing about the negatives. I've been trawling the LetsRun threads for Hadd's comments on race specific training (Phase II), and the conclusion I've reached (and I accept it's different to others here) is that for Fast Twitch types, for marathons, just carry on with Phase I unless you plateau on the subLTs...the scary interval sessions he had were for Slow Twitchers, or races shorter than a mara. From your 400m times I suspect you're FT...
Brian nice subLT pace in the heat !
RR Mrs Tek heartily agrees with Chick.
Roy nice PB, well done. Hadd rules!
DD super low HR for that hilly Sunday run, and well done for testing the subLT pace.
Chick I think I'm going to be stalking your stats....
...SubLT for me, 1m warm-up then 9.6m at 8.09 av.pace. It took 3.5m to get over 80%, then stayed between 80% and 83% until mile 8, then started to rise out of the zone a little. Fortunately the last 0.6m was downhill. I'm a little annoyed that it's worse in pace than last week, (and still 25 secs off where I was in April), but it was hot and humid. Roll on winter
When it is warm and humid I have just accepted that I will be running slower. Gives the legs a chance to get stronger as running slower for the same HR
The heat finally hit out here last weekend and agree, it slows down all the runs at a given HR. As Spen says, slower time still equals the same effort (and miles) in the bank. And just think how nice we'll feel in the fall on (a cool) race day!
I've struggled a bit this week. Ran a 5 m recovery Monday (felt tired), ran 9.5 m yesterday with 7x100m striders (fun fun fun to run fast...did the 100s on the track) but bagged it 3 short of the 10 striders I was billed to do (just felt tired the whole run and wasn't recovering enough between the last few sprints), then today did 14 (deliberately kept the pace controlled with Ave HR 71% at 8:23 m/m) and this felt much better but the last two miles I kind of wilted a bit. So all in all, my HR and times are similar, but my energy level is not. I think it's a combo of lack of sleep, not eating well (or right after the key workouts), and just a lot of volume the past few months. Will see if I can address the food/sleeping and keep the runs a bit lower intensity for there rest of the week...still have 5, 11, rest, and 18 left this week.
Tek, yes, I do think I'm an FT all the way. But strangely, the P&D plan really seems to be a modified HADD document for phase I (maybe not as much deliberate sub-LT stuff, but definitely prescribing mostly aerobic runs (the MLRs, Aerobic runs, Long Runs, and recovery runs)).
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