AGF - nothing - it's a common result in athletes, i.e.enlarged/toughened heart muscle. So I just keep running...
Tek, I've read your post a few times and can't decide whether congratulations or concern are in order over the LVH!
Sorry, didn't mean to be cryptic. LVH is usually bad news as it's a symptom of some problem eg high blood pressure / thickened arteries. However LVH can also be merely a physiological reaction to aerobic training... like my legs, the heart muscle has just got bigger/tougher...so, good news
Andy - LOL
Is it possible to have a winter max heart rate and a summer max heart rate?
can not get my HR above 150 bpm, yet in the summer closer to 160! bit confused!
Roy, the heat kills my heart rate in the summer. this year after an hour or so at 140-145 BPM I was slipping down from 8 mins/ mile to over 9 when it was hot. I stopped wearing the HRM in the end.
Yep Brian, I didn't feel I was struggling at all with the pace, just the heat.
Ive got to go and have an ECG, Been havign a bit of chest pain, palps and this wheezing! Looks like im finally getting somewhere! Doctors are crap tho, been there loads of times and they did not even check my blood pressure!
My max is my max irrespective of the time of year or the weather!!!
Or am i missing something important here.
Spen, hope every thing works out OK.
Max is the same Roy but the HR for a given pace goes up. So if you are trying to stay under 140 the winter you might running 9 mins a mile but in the summer you have slow to 10 mins a mile to keep the same HR.
Sounds like a check up wouldn't hurt Spen.
Nice run Brian.
Great running Gaz!
Nice run Gaz, big pb
BD - good to see you heading in the right direction
ashman - likewise
Tek - congrats on the ATHLETES heart, well deserved
I ran a local race this morning - the Alan Green Memorial 10M
Brass Monkey's when i got out of the car at 8.45 and entered on the day at the Westgate Pavillion race HQ. I was cursing myself for just having a long sleeved base and shorts and leaving the leggings and wind jacket at home as the wind at times was pretty bitter. Ho-hum !!
Plan was to run to pace and ignore HR and i got myself amongst the first 50 odd of the 300 or so runners then we were off.
First half mile i was determined to go to feel and at around the half mile i looked at my garmin and my current pace was 6:15 !!!! SLOW DOWN OLE SON !!!! Eventually settled at around 7:00 pace and for the first 4M i felt fine. It was about this time i checked HR and was up around 160 ( about 8 beats above my sub LT runs ) Runners behind me seemed to be struggling from their breathing patterns which made me feel very comfortable.
Although there were a few uphills to halfway i managed to control my pace on them and didn't get carried away. Then we got to the turn and as i headed back the wind hit me from the north ..... jeez it was bitter !!!
The return 5M i basically locked on to a couple in front of me and focused on staying with them, attempting to draft a bit but i couldn't work out where the wind was coming from, it seemed to be everywhere !
At about 7.5M the wind seemed to pick up and i started to work . Pace had dropped a bit and HR was up to 164 as we battled the wind. We'd picked off a few runners and the 3 of us became 2 as one dropped off. Into the last mile and the fella with me opened a bit of a lead and joined another runner so now i was on my own. Now it was feeling tough and i struggled to get back to them. Round the last bend on the prom and the finish was in sight .... then i realised the finish wasn't on the prom where we started but on the cliff top at the race HQ ..... i dug as deep as i could at the uphill finish but couldn't quite catch the 2 in front ... GAME OVER.
Finished in 71:13 (7:07pace) @ 161HRav ... 41st out of about 280 finishers
I was targetting 72 mins so very happy with that and also happy that i ran to pace and managed to ignore HR most of the time.
My sub LT runs have recently been 7:22 pace (150HRav) over 6-8M so i thought for 7:07 and 161 my HR was a a bit high relatively, but not as high as my only previous race when it rocketed. So the plus i guess is that i wasn't as nervous this time but still not totally relaxed and can hopefully improve there.
Another plus - i hit another HR max ( my third since i started HADD ) at 183 ... i remember somebody saying when i hit 181 in my last race that my max is probably higher and he was right. I think it was Dr Dan . So i think i'll use 185 now.
Overall a very enjoyable race, well organised, superb Marshalls and i'll be back again next year
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