bit late responding but thanks for the encouragement for my forthcoming Robin Hood Half carterusm - after three weeks of just running at sub 75% I'm curious what's left in the tank - I'm worried the answer is nowt. Great run to work today btw
3 weeks into base training and I think I've hit a mini plateau, don't feel as if I am making great strides. I guess everyone training at low HR gets this. There are lots of positives I guess - zero fatigue, bags of energy, finding it easier to stay low (not mastered it but getting there) - but I am really beginning to look forward to speeding up, feel like I'm running with hand brake on.
I have Robin Hood Half Mara on Sunday. Booked ages ago. Don't want to sacrifice the gains of HADDing and will have to be very disciplined. What's the assembled wisdom on races during base training?
Where do you live Andi? sounds interesting. Hope you make your long run today.
Great pacing Dr Dan - I really hope I progress to be as fast as you.
Things going good with me. 90 minute long run yesterday and felt like I could easily do another 90. 30 minutes this morning and fastest yet at low HR. Feeling very positive.
Been doing research beyond Hadd, reading a book by Dr Phil Maffetone - big believer of low HR training - and I'm using his 180 minus age calculation for my aerobic ceiling rather than what Polar sport zones thinks it is. Feels right. My doubt about it at the moment is how to make progress and vary runs.