Nice stats everyone and thanks for the reminder! 242 miles for June to bring me a total so far of 1289 for the first six months of the year. Progressive HR test this morning. 5x1.5M: 1) HR 129 9:41 m/m 2) HR 136 8:43 m/m 3) HR 146 7:51 m/m 4) HR 156 7:19 m/m 5) HR 167 6:48 m/m A definite improvement from 4 weeks ago, but then as Poacher says, don't believe everything technology tells you.
Jools - good racing - hope the rest sorts out any niggle with the calf. VTr - sounds like a good plan. The slightly faster sessions I have planned would still fall in my "easy" pace range or maybe "steady" at a push. Not yet at the stage where I'll be doing anything approaching "tempo". Fishy - nice mix of training. GD - be careful you don't overdo it while adjusting to more sessions per week. Another 10 miles this morning - HR 131 with no silly spiking.
Just realised what happened! It's the "less than" sign causing the problem. I was trying to say... something like up to 150 or up to 160 bpm two or three times a week. Mini-test later this week to see what kind of pace comes out for each of those zones. It might well be a disaster again with my Hr all over the place. Lorenzo - will have to check out your photos now! So 10 slow miles yesterday and another 10 this morning. HR went beserk in the first mile - well over 200 for half a mile or more - for no apparent reason. Reset my watch and started again and it did the same again after a while. Avg. 136 - max 227!
VTr - good luck with the glute strengthening. Looks like my cut and paste didn't work properly yesterday! I was going to say that I am going to introduce some slightly faster sessions but still slower than LT; something like