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28/12/2012 at 17:28

I have swum, did 1500m in total plus a few lengths of drills.
I have spent the rest of the day chilling out and doing some family history research online. Got a copy of a page from a weekly newspaper from Feb 1883 listing the unusual death of my 3x gt gran from an incident that happened on boxing day 1882, interesting reading. Also a report of an accident involving a member of my maternal grandad's family in 1900.
Now to get back to doing something useful, make some more mince pies.


Razor51    pirate
28/12/2012 at 19:18
Ran 5.8 miles in 59 mins all in Z2, had Horse for company we chatted all the way so it was a nice steady pace (10.14m/m)and the rain held off
28/12/2012 at 23:27

Finally managed a 5 mile run.

Tomorrow is a brick session, unless this gale continues. I am planning to cycle to parkrun, run the 5k and cycle home again.

Cortina5    pirate
28/12/2012 at 23:35

Nice on Chili, Razor and Steady. 1hr on the turbo doing Sufferfest's The Hunted.

Reading parkrun is still under about 2 metres of water, and Frimley is too waterlogged to be fun.

Razor51    pirate
29/12/2012 at 13:58
Well swim the 5k then Cat. ;-D
Dustboy    pirate
29/12/2012 at 16:52

Finally, first go on turbo this year. Half hour. God that bike seat is hard! LOL.

Razor51    pirate
29/12/2012 at 16:58
No mate your arse is soft ;-D
29/12/2012 at 18:07


Despite the high wind I cycled 30 mins to parkrun, ran 5k, and cycled 30 mins home again.

Dustboy    pirate
29/12/2012 at 20:02

Gone soft m8. Too long away. That or too much time out of the saddle scaling stoopid lumps. Nah, right first time.

30/12/2012 at 15:05

Good to hear everyone keeping up the good work especially with such dodgy weather.  Living up to my tag have wrenched my shoulder and neck helping a very small woman move! It is ridiculously painful. Been prescribed painkillers and mulled wine. Struggling through. Hope others injuries are much improved... 

30/12/2012 at 16:44

Ouch! That's not nice MrsD

30/12/2012 at 16:47

MrsD that sopunds nasty, take care.


Razor51    pirate
30/12/2012 at 19:06
Dusty ... You'll soon toughen up when you start riding Boxhill again.
Mrs D..... You're certainly living up to your name, get well soon.
This morning I ran 10 miles for my long run, stayed in Z2 but had to keep slowing myself down, still managed 1hr40, (10 min/m). Do I need to do my max HR again, my slow running is at the top of my Z2 so I feel I could proberbly push my max HR above 190, any ideas welcome.
30/12/2012 at 21:06

razor - sorry, I can't really be of much help there. Your max shouldn't change, but your resting hr may have changed

swimming - tonight I tried really hard to squeeze my bum together, and yes, I found that it put my legs in a higher posittion and made me quicker - but it is really hard to do. Am I supposed to swim like that all the time?

Cortina5    pirate
30/12/2012 at 21:22
What Maths said Razor. What is your MHR?

Look up Karvonen and his HRR ideas. It may give you a few more beats to play with.
Razor51    pirate
30/12/2012 at 22:08
Maths, Cat...Last time I pushed it to find my max I got it up to 190 but I came to the end of my run so if I had carried on further maybe it would have gone higher so maybe ill try and do it again, what do you think?
Edited: 30/12/2012 at 22:08
30/12/2012 at 23:15
Can you set your max heart rate to the maximum that your garmins ever shown? Or do you have to have maintained that heart rate for a certain period of time for it to count?
31/12/2012 at 08:54

I think what I did when I did it was go for a run, after a few miles do some really hard hill reps till you are nearly on your knees. That should do it. Just be careful though, you don't want to push so hard that you collapse

I would be wary of setting it to the highest your garmin has ever shown as you may get the odd reading, I have heard of people find an odd really high reading near the beginning of a run before the sensors are properly fixed to you, but equally you don't need to maintain it, the point of it being your max is that actually you can't maintain effort at that level!

A few years ago I got the book Heart Monitor training for the Compleat idiot

it is a pretty easy read

Razor51    pirate
31/12/2012 at 10:39
Cheers Mathschick, I do get few high reading at the start of a run but like you said it does sort itself out once the sensors get good contact.
Edited: 31/12/2012 at 10:41
Cortina5    pirate
31/12/2012 at 11:13

Or if you dare get to your local parkrun and absolutely smash the 5km. A huge sprint at the end will show something near your max HR.

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