Posted: 01/05/2014 at 11:44
"Easy" few miles to the station this morning. A little tough to be fair but I guess it's going to be a long road back.
PMJ - Cheers for the info on WAVA - I can't get the link you posted to work but I get the idea. Many thanks - now to break the world record...
Speedy - Yes not cheap - I didn't do them all but a lot of them you can "take" during the same session on the machine so they give you a very sizable discount for multiple tests. I think if you did them all individually you'd end up with a bill the wrong side of a grand! Way, way beyond my budget.
Leslie - My max HR on the test came in at 183 (from HR data I've recorded in the past in races this was bit lower than I expected but that is old data). This doesn't affect the final figures too much as they work out the results based on blood tests that are taken throughout though. It also shows that the "210 - age" rule of thumb doesn't work for me as that would give me 172.
Poacher - Sorry to hear about the job vs training woes. I'm sure Comrades will be ok though. I'm basing that assumption on the second part of your post (and I paraphrase) Multiple marathons - it's easy to do 2 in a weekend....
And finally a Question - seeing as the hilly trails/paths around me don't seem to be drying out any time soon I think that I need to get me a pair of trail shoes. Currently I run in Kayano on the road as I need some stability but have no idea when it comes to trail shoes. Looking for some recommendations to stop me slipping over every few steps. Any help would be appreciated.