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HADD Training Method

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:53

Interesting - I put my paces on an armband so at each mile I know where I should be time wise.I usually work these out from training runs and my desired target time (knowing that HR will be a little higher on race day). But then I'm only doing halves so probably easier to cope with some increased HR.

HADD Training Method

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 20:13

Dr D - loving it.

Clearly the last section compared to Abingdon showed something amiss  - HR dropped along with pace so my guess is with the fuel you mentioned you would have been OK. C'est la vie - at least you did it!! There are literally millions that couldn't EVER!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 20:09

Dr D - brilliant write up - congrats. It's a looooonnnnggg, loooonnnngg time since I did a mara (30 years) - You may have got me thinking of entering another.

HADD Training Method

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 10:33

Nathan - you are right, recovery usually takes longer than you think. Lots of different variables unfortunately so no given time. Some people do a reverse taper over say 3 weeks but to be honest it could take longer. I wouldn't even think about a 2400 test until your stats are back to pre marathon pace / HR and stable for about 3 weeks.

HADD Training Method

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 22:08

Roy - enjoy the recovery

Is that HR too low? Should it have been 81% - 83%? How did it feel? Some left in the tank?

Answer all these when you get back! Au revoir

HADD Training Method

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 15:53

DD - well done - I see the time - but I'll let you post it And now we know what you look like!!  My beard used to be brown as well (a bit greyer now). Seriously that is a great time Recover well.

VT - good news on the calf - keeping everything crossed for you.

Did another cross country SubLT this weekend - it really is a great way of getting the HR up without having to increase the pace much, so I don't know if that has an effect of potentially less injuries because of the lack of speed? (weighed up against the potential for twisting an ankle). In my experience though my ankles seem to get stronger from this as I'm using lots of different actions on the run rather than a single stress point. From what people have said it's the speed work (especially those that have been doing P&D) that can lead to some injuries. Anyway, I love it - makes a great change to road work - still log all the data - just tend to ignore the pace and try to keep av HR around 81% - 83% (which obviously means going over some of the time if that's the average).


HADD Training Method

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 08:19

Andi - quick run up Ben More tomorrow then?

All VLM runners - good luck tomorrow - all that training will not be in vain

HADD Training Method

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:32

Andi ha - at least there is no blood!

Chick - I'm sure you'll enjoy the off road stuff - I am, makes a nice change to tarmac (and potholes)

HADD Training Method

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:52

Nayan and Andi -  Congrats to you both.

Andi - looking at your stats you were rock steady up to 2.5 hrs. Then some wheels fell off with that stitch but you still PB'd, so take heart from that

Teknik - you know it makes sense welcome home

Chick - fingers crossed - don't think I could go anywhere near P&D - did buy the book but HADD for me all this year

DrD - rooting for you Is Brian doing it?

Me - plod,plod,plod,plod, Seriously all going well - average pace @75% now about 15 secs off last years pre-accident pace, started my LSR's last weekend (which is still only 9 miles for me!) Looking forward to a nice easy summer

HADD Training Method

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 12:42

Nayan - congrats

I run to time / pace when I'm racing rather than HR. I record HR in my stats and look at them after the race. By using pace I know if I'm on target and don't get too stressed by thinking 'blimey my HR is high' (sending it even higher)

Well done - I remember doing Manchester mara about 30 years ago??!!! Long time ago anyway. Wobbled all over the road and ended up in St Johns ambulance tent in a blanket - all I could think about was I wanted my roast dinner

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