Apologies for the delay Tricia and thanks for replying to my post. Your HR % for the LR is helpful. I have always felt burned out come race day having run all my LRs at my planned MR which is always sub 5. I hope to achieve a 4:29 for Berlin 2015 by using my new HR monitor. Many Thanks Tricia.
Hello Road Runners, Have decided to train with a heart monitor and follow my preferred Hal Higdon's Novice 1 marathon schedule. Hal doesn't mention HM zones for his daily workouts. Can anyone out their lend a hand. I am nearly 66 and my RHR is 52 and my MHR is 161 (using the HRR method). Thanks. Fred
I've been picked up twice in 5 attempts. I really enjoy the VLM and have ran all but one since 2010. The other years I ran for charities, donating most of the minimum sponsorship myself. Last year I won a race number from one of the VLM sponsors. The charity that I was running for, allowed me to defer to 2015. Good Luck for 2015.
Thanks Millsy, thanks seren nos. I suppose I'm somewhere in the middle when it comes to weekly mileage. I keep myself topped up in between events and then I follow Hal Higdon. The other reason I made contact was because I found an American coach who advised that the over 60's (Me) should not run on consecutive days, but to split them up with a power walk etc. I went ahead and split Hal's Novice 1 training program up with rest days. Of course this extended the the length of the training program, and the weekly long run would appear on any day during the week. The increase to some of the weekly totals seemed too much for me and I've decided to go back to Hal's original plan. Thanks once again for your feedback. Cheers. My next is the 'Berlin' in support of the Army Benevolent Fund.
Well, I've always followed Hal Higdon's 18 week Novice 1 training program for my last 4 marathons (I've only ever ran 4). And it's only just occurred to me that his long runs don't follow the 10% rule. i.e Week 6 to 7 the long run jumps from 7 miles to 12 miles. And weeks 9 to 10 the long run jumps from 10 to 15 miles. Weeks 12 to 13 the long run jumps from 12 miles to 18 miles. etc etc. My question is, to whom does the 10% rule apply? I'm quite happy following Hal's program. I finished this years London in 4hrs : 48mins. Not a record breaking time, but great for me. I would like to hear other peoples views on the 10% rule. Thanks for reading my thread.