I was just going to post about this so glad I saw this post!! I am thinking following a pacer would really help me as I am guilty of going off too fast & running out of energy!! Will definately be dripping by stand 148. Thanks for the post & info!
Perhaps I am working it out wrong then - what formula are you using? Will have to keep an eye on the 85% during the marathon then. I'm trying to avoid having to walk in the second half but I can't run much slower!! Although I think I need to slow the first half down!!
I'm working on 226-age. I am at 90% sometimes but most of the time 80% in the half marathon. In training runs more like 70%. To be honest I can't really chat & run - I can't concentrate on breathing otherwise!! I take your point though. Hoping adrenaline will get me round VLM!!! Cheers.
Hi I am training for London marathon (& possibly Milton Keynes). my heart rate is around 151-156bpm when training on a long run - this equates to around 70/75% for me. This weekend just gone I did a half marathon & my rate was about 156-168bpm (75-90%) as I ran quicker than in training. I am a slow runner at a pace of 11-12min mile. My question is to check running at 75-90% is normal or ok? Not a lot I can do about it but my breathing is ok, though I always get tired in training & races towards the last 3mi. I feel like I have no energy despite gels & a sports drink plus eating plenty of complex carbs a few days before. I don't want to slow down even more - my goal is sub 5:00 (or as close as poss). I have done a marathon before in 6 hours but had to walk a lot due to injury. Any polite suggestions welcomed. Many thanks.
Some good suggestions here thanx. The ITB I am hoping is ok. The furthest I have run since May is 10mi last weekend & had no twinges from the knee. I think it was caused by incorrect trainers (I overpronate) & upping my mileage too fast. Hence the plan this time - take it steady & up the strength training!! When I had the knee pain it was only when I ran over 8mi - anything else it was fine & in day to day life. Also only came on in mara training - had no probes training for 2 previous HMs. Am thinking its best to stick to 7 days now.