Yes 15W and tiny-speed on a treadmill is a bit scary-I did LT test on one a few days ago 4 mins running then jump to the put feet on the sides belt still moving then had blood tested and jump back on. All seemed ok at the starting speed of 11 kph but after 1 kph increases the final 4 mins at 19 kph was interesting!
PnD starts for me on Monday, I have picked the 18 week 70-90 plan-some of the sessions there look scary! such as a 80 mile week finishing with a 18 miler-14 of which at MP!-Bloody hell
I have changed my mind a number of times from 55-70 and 70-90 plans, I have chose 70-90 with idea of dropping a few off the midweek runs if needed / having a rest day rather than a recovery run again if needed.
My biggest struggle is trying to get tarmac miles in most of my running is fells which give results like today, 6 miles-1000 foot climb AV HR 153 (close to MP for me) but pace 8:44mm - slower than recovery pace- where does that fit!!!
Looks good to me Toro-opposite direction to Snod course, off road and climb to top of Snowdon over final 7 miles- I am in!!
UDS-I will sort out my Snod accommodation plans asap, we may be spending that week in Abersoch, if so I will travel up on the day-BUT I am trying to sell a few days in Llanberis as a better alternative, I understand if my delay will results in missing out on the house. Thanks for your efforts either way!
After entering the trail race above I have realized that I have a (relative to my normal year) high mileage race year;
Events over 25 miles so far=
White Peak marathon
Snowdionia trail marathon
Dig deep 30 miles fell/trail race
With main aims of London and Yorkshire sub 3,White peak sub 3:05, Snod sub 3:15 (3:19 this time)-top 3 age group finish in dig deep and LB50.
As I have only ran 4 marathons to date, and never gone sub 3 these are very optimistic aims but will hopefully help me focus on PnD 70-90 plan starting Monday-PLUS my main aim is to enjoy the races and running in general that bit should be easy!!
Bainspj I will update you when i get the results, I have not used a LT calculator but on my recent HM my HR for the first 10 miles was between 166-170, and the last 3 170-173- I would expect my LT to be in the range of 165-170-But will be interesting to have it confirmed. I also live very close to the Front Runner shop- A great part of the country for running can be in the peaks from my front door within a couple of trail miles-Do you run around here when visiting your parents?
Bainspj- I jumped to the side of the mill after each interval, just long enough for a blood sample to be taken-30 secs-1 minute I would think.
My heart rate increased at 16 kph-17 kph and lactate went up by the most then- I am very interested to get the full results and analyse them to the umpth degree. I am very anal when it comes to running stats- will give you more details on the HR /LT increase when I know
I was tested at a running store called Front Runner on Sharrow Vale Raod in Sheffield, The owner who is a very good runner does the testing and works there most days-have a look at their website I would highly recommend!