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Obsessing over HR

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 13:06

Why is a Max HR of 200 outrageous for someone age 51?  I know a couple of very fit over 50's with 200+ Max HR.  At the same time I also know a couple of very fit over 50's who can barely get their HR above 150, even when flat out. 

The conclusion - age related Max HR are as Cougie says...bobbins. 


The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 09:27

Congrats Mrs F that sounds... Excellent. 

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 13:50

The carbo load thing still leaves me flabbergasted too.  We've had conversations about carbo loading in the shop many times in the last couple of weeks and they look at me like I've told them to fly to Mars.  It's amazing how ingrained it is in runners.

Reckless pedestrians

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 12:43

Good luck with the police discretion

Body stops at 11 miles

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 17:18

FP - when I've gone into marathon not particularly well trained I start with 2:1 and then reduce to 1:1 when I need to.  At your pace it won't make much difference to your overall finish time but it will make it a much more pleasant experience.

Stop and stretch the IT band before you need to and carry on doing it regularly.

Good luck.


Query re Great South run

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:32

London Mara reputedly 'sell' 60,000 places a year to get circa 35,000 finishers. 

From my experience anywhere between 20 to 30% drop out is not uncommon (we offer transfers on the day).  If the Brighton Marathon really did sell 18,000 places a couple of years ago to get around 9,500 finishers then it does seem that 'bigger' events also appear to have a bigger attrition rate too.

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 11:00

You are welcome Fefe.  Comedy tans all round then?

IM Maastricht 2016

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 15:26

Right there with ya Will

Low carb (high fat) recipes high

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 10:16

My PT swears by corned beef and mayo on the bike.  I've not found a non messy way of eating it.

I prefer to stick to nuts and a small portion of dried fruit to mix it up a bit. 

Auto lap or not

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 10:55

Garmins go bonkers at VLM.  I've measured anywhere between 25 and 27.8 miles over the course.

Just rely on a chronograph and the mile markers which are massive and practically impossible to miss.

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