For those not yet up to IM
Finally, first go on turbo this year. Half hour. God that bike seat is hard! LOL.
Despite the high wind I cycled 30 mins to parkrun, ran 5k, and cycled 30 mins home again.
Gone soft m8. Too long away. That or too much time out of the saddle scaling stoopid lumps. Nah, right first time.
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...
Ouch! That's not nice MrsD
MrsD that sopunds nasty, take care.
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?
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 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heart-Monitor-Training-Compleat-Idiot/dp/0915297256/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356944048&sr=8-1
it is a pretty easy read
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.
I have sorted out my mp3 player, so no excuses for not turboing now. Nipped out in the horrible wind and rain, couldnot believe how many cyclists were out, they are mad.
Anyone making any NY resolutions or want to put in writing their goals for 2013.
My goal is to complete Outlaw Half, lose 20 pound in weight hopefully by Outlaw Half or soon after, and to be able to train consistently throughout the year. Oh and to take part in at least one Parkrun.
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