Interesting debate about racing to pace or HR, I followed P&D for my marathon this spring, and even though I wasn't Hadding, I kept my easy runs around the 70-75% rate, what I did notice throughout the training block that my HR would drift quite considerably after 2hrs, however during the marathon itself it stayed fairly flat for the duration (3:50) @ 87%, the pace did drop in the last 6 miles, I might have been a little aggressive with my pacing from the start, but aerobically I felt fine it was the legs wouldn't play ball.
I'm a little puzzled I would have expected it to drift just like it does during a training run, could it be I'm not as conditioned in the lower HR zone?
Started running Feb 2012 over weight(17st+) and unfit did C25K Lochaber Apr 2013 - 4:28 Baxters Sep 2013 - 4:02 Lochaber Apr 2014 - 3:50
LFR, I've got the same niggle a sharp pain on bacl of heel towards the outside it sore when I start running but eases off within a mile, I've been rolling and icing and I can hear and feel a popping sensation ???
DT, loved the report
Dr Dan, it took me a while but I finished your one too it was a good read , I didn't realise you raced to HR as well,
OH, a full week of activities, looks like a fun week
Mathschick, enjoy your holiday
HM, fingers crossed the car journey doesn't aggravate your hip
I've got a niggle around the heel of my left foot, I've been icing and rolling the foot which from time to time makes a cracking noise, it doesn't really bother me too much when I get into a run but it does gripe a little in the first mile.