Gul Darr


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Sub 3h15

Posted: Today at 07:03

Nice stats everyone and thanks for the reminder!
242 miles for June to bring me a total so far of 1289 for the first six months of the year.
Progressive HR test this morning. 5x1.5M:
1) HR 129 9:41 m/m
2) HR 136 8:43 m/m
3) HR 146 7:51 m/m
4) HR 156 7:19 m/m
5) HR 167 6:48 m/m
A definite improvement from 4 weeks ago, but then as Poacher says, don't believe everything technology tells you.

Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 07:00

6 slow miles this morning. Planning to do the HR zone test tomorrow i.e. 1.5 miles @ 130, 140, 150, 160 & 170 bpm.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 10:30

Jools - good racing - hope the rest sorts out any niggle with the calf.
VTr - sounds like a good plan. The slightly faster sessions I have planned would still fall in my "easy" pace range or maybe "steady" at a push. Not yet at the stage where I'll be doing anything approaching "tempo".
Fishy - nice mix of training.
GD - be careful you don't overdo it while adjusting to more sessions per week.
Another 10 miles this morning - HR 131 with no silly spiking.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 09:01

Just realised what happened! It's the "less than" sign causing the problem.
I was trying to say... something like up to 150 or  up to 160 bpm two or three times a week. Mini-test later this week to see what kind of pace comes out for each of those zones. It might well be a disaster again with my Hr all over the place.
Lorenzo - will have to check out your photos now!
So 10 slow miles yesterday and another 10 this morning. HR went beserk in the first mile - well over 200 for half a mile or more - for no apparent reason. Reset my watch and started again and it did the same again after a while. Avg. 136 - max 227!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 08:57

VTr - good luck with the glute strengthening. Looks like my cut and paste didn't work properly yesterday! I was going to say that I am going to introduce some slightly faster sessions but still slower than LT; something like

Sub 3h15

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 07:29

Badbark - awesome stuff! Congrats on the win - mightily impressive!
Fishy - I'm envious!
OO - nice race to end your holidays. Not too shabby after all the pasties!
VTr - slow runs are going fine. I'm going to try and vary the pace a bit but aim to keep the HR relatively low; maybe some runs

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 06:56

OO - we stayed just along the coast some years ago now. Enjoy the rest of the holiday.
GD - enjoy the MLR.
Badbark - hope it all goes well today.
Leslie - have you got a rest day coming up?
Lorenzo - yes, all very depressing. Went to bed after the Sunderland result and woke up just in time to hear David Dimbleby announce it was mathematically impossible for Remain to catch up.
SJ - Scotland sounds like a good alternative! Are you not tempted by the Pyrenees?! Well done.
14 mile MLR d&d to complete a 61 mile week.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 07:56

Fishy - my plan is to introduce some faster runs when I'm not making any more progress purely through the low HR runs,
OO - whereabouts in Cornwall were/are you staying?
SJ - hope you have your passport with you
10 slow miles (Avg. HR 131). Average pace is generally under 9m/m now so making slow progress.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 08:14

Jools - sorry to hear that.
Poacher - some decent miles going on this week - are you training for something?
SJ - lying down in a trough - you're in good company there Enjoy the clouds.
2 x 5 miles this morning (HR 131 / 134) with a break in between to open the Church for the polling station staff.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 15:00

And if they survive the seagulls, there's always the Chinese takeaway on the other side of the pond to contend with once they've grown...

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