Im finding my garmin HRM spikes quite horribly at present (I know my paces and effdort levels well enough to know I'm not suddenly running at 200 BPM!) . Do any experienced HR runners have tips on mitigating this?
ok in that case I feel sorry for Nick's wife and children, in that if they get physically or mentally I'll they can look forward to abandonment.
This is a running forum right? folks who know about holding on, toughing it out, digging deep , etc. Maybe there's a link between that and standing by someone who has a mental health issue. Especially when you you know *vowed* to do so? Or am I over analysing?
And SharmK. At some point you have to think in terms of your own well being. It can't be easy being with someone so down on themself. But you run to keep yourself in sound body and mind, not for anyone else's benefit. I guess that is where your motivation might come from - and why you really don't need your husbands support in one sense.
Theres someone in the gym I use near work who makes a point of picking th treadmill next to you, clocking what pace you are running at and knocking out his few KMs a bit faster than that. Busted him in the mirror.
I find his efforts quite comical really. GIven the state he tends to be in afterwards, I know full well I could destroy him over any distance.
I had been running on and off without any plan or focus for a few years now. I focussed on swimming from summer 2012 to summer 2013 and started taking running seriously since the beginning of the summer.
Looking back, I was doing a mix of tempo running, intervals and slowly starting to build in a weekly long run and then stumbled onto the idea HADDing. That was about 6 weeks ago. SO I guess I mustve accumulated some elements of a base since then but my focus switched onto base building pretty sharpish.
I get bored so I do like to do a few bits and bobs here and there to keep motivated but I am trying to keep a lid on that for the most. I'm certainly not making tempos and suchlike a regular part of training. FInishing a long run strong is about all I bother with right now.
50mpw is certainly the target. What I'm not clear on is whether you reduce that quantity when you start to introduce more quality.