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How fast do you run whilst maintaining 80% MHR

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 08:35
i run around 50mpw and 80% mhr (150 bpm) would have me at steady running pace, not quite reaching notional marathon pace. I'd say my 5k/10k and marathon times match the usual pace predictor calculations.
i tend to do recovery runs at 130bpm and tempo work at 165

In terms of effort level it sounds like your doc is letting you push past easy jogging pace but not letting you go fast enough that breathing becomes more strained. You could train for a relaxed marathon or possibly longer with that- racing marathons or tearing the arse of a 5k seems to be off the agenda.

having started out with HADD that looks like a great system for you. There is also a swiss doctor who recently put something out there- experimenting on himself and later on a control group he argues that large volume at low intensity trumps traditional marathon training.

London ballot entry question

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 20:50

I think London is a very fair and incredibly cheaply priced marathon. Compare it with the big US marathons and its amazingly good value

Flip Flops 5, 4, 3, 2, 2

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 20:46

thats where you run in sandals. For bonus marks wear a tarahumara skirt and eat only chia seeds. 


All your strava buddies will be well impressed


London Trail Running Hot Spots

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 20:40

check out the website/book 'The Runners Guide to London'

2016 in 2016

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 05:45
thanks and we'll done everyone. Good luck for the coming year.

2016 in 2016

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 20:08

Hit 2016 miles last week. This is a cutback week now before a long build-up for vmlm 2017

Racial slur during New York Marathon

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 20:43
The New York Marathons main sponsor is an Indian corporation. Priceless.

Trump & Clinton

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 06:00
JT141 wrote (see)
In Tennessee Trump takes over 71% of the vote. Graceland's just been scrubbed off my list of places to visit.

Yes I thought much the same about Sunderland on Brexit night

Trump & Clinton

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 05:59

both candidates are repugnant. If a Trump victory might be a surprise to many (though not to anyone with engaged their brain post Brexit vote).

The idea that we've missed out on milk and honey because some rust belt folks managed not to vote for a sleaze bag who happens to be female is a bit rich though. 

Might I have decent potential from these beginner times?

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 05:54
times look decent to me. plus the 10mi looks weak versus the 5k - suggests you aren't especially well trained aerobically. structured training with a club would yield some easy gains.
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