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Any views on 'maximum heart rate'?

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 18:09

Just check the graphs first- was the 190 a spike? Was there a consistent period of varying around what looked like a true reading? Best to ignore any spikes, especially at the beginning of teh run, but if there is a steady climb up to more than 190, then, if it felt kie you were maxed- out, set that as Max HR for now, until you top it again, if you felt you were pushing it, but not totally at the limimt, then perhaps add 5 beats to give an estimated max.

The 220- your age is meaningless.

Another correlation for "easy " pace- should be able to hold a conversating , and shoudl be less than 75% max- so if your max is over 190, easy should be less than 150, and you should be doing about 80% of your running in the easy zone, only pushing up the zones for short sharp runs.

I found Parkrun the best way to set a max Hr - but then our one has an uphill finish!

My last "max HR " park run gave me a peak of 191, but a pretty steady 188 for half a lap. I am over 50, so 220- your age is way out!

First Marathon this Sunday

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 14:11

Your second marathon will be easier- you will have some retained training benefit in your legs for a long time, and a better base to start from, as long as you don't stopp running altogether. Also you now know what the last few mile sfeel like, and that is great motivation in itself to get out for some 20 milers in your next trainig plan. Just make sure you recover well, but don't let too many weeks go by before you start to gently get going again.

Good luck for london/ brighton.

From 0 to a Half-Marathon in 6 weeks :D

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 13:35

Remember to take it a little easy this week- a short sharp 5 miler last weekend won't have done you any harm, but no hard racing until after next weekend now!

Good luck (not that you need it,you'll have a blast!)

Just started running

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 13:30

Yes, think of some local 10k races, - even if the competition calendar is a bit quiet this  time of year, there are often a number of christmas/ new year events. An hour for a solo training 10k is not too shabby speed wise- you'll be right in the middle of the field at most events, so with a bit more practice, you'll be setting a pretty good time.

What has previuoly been said about mixing up long slow/ tempo/ park runs to mix it up sounds good.,

Just keep going, no more than 10% increase in total mileage per week, to best avoid recurrence of the old injuries.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 22:53

Hi guys, I'm doing mainly ultras these days- so far this year it was D33, fling, clyde stride, still to do- wee 'eck, glen ogle, plus a couple of marathons-, but good to hear of others doing other stuff. Gillian- longer races are slower, and less stressful on the knees! (especially if you go for trail, rathe than road)

What is an "easy run"?

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 20:00

If you can talk easily whilst running, that's probaly "easy run" pace. If too out of breath to talk in sentences, then it aint easy- does that make sense?

Hip Pain

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 19:54

If you can weight bear on it, a fracture is unlikely ( although not impossible). A physio might be a good option, or the GP. In terms of treatment options..........depends on the diagnosis, so impossible to say, really, but if it's not going away by itself, it is probably best to get it checked out.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 22:31

We're a pretty select bunch these days, but still here occiaionally. Are you still running?

Lots of good newish events going on too- I seem to feel the need to enter far too much.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 22:24

Well done HM4 and Cal, sorry to hear about the niggles, stuart- did I also see that you have been "volunteered" to be on the Glen Ogle wait list- I was surprised to see that too (I'm in anyway, but it was a real "fastest finger first" to get a place).

I was knackered all weekend, but had enough energy to get out for about 10 miles in the hills on sunday, and a quick recovery/ core session today. Have family staying this weekend, which is bad timing, as it is supposed to be the only decent length LSR in my 6 weeks multiple marathon plan for the next ultra- Ah well, will have to work out a way round it- probably commute runs on weds/ thursday this week, nothing at the weekend, and try to get something in on monday whilst on call ( ie -either on tready, or round work in a frustrated spiral, which I hate).

Lower back pain - should I run

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 20:48

Please see a sports physio. I am a Dr, and I think the advice from the medical profession often errs on the side of caution, whereas a sports physio is more likely to be focussed on keeping you moving if it is safe. Different back problems have all sorts of different cuases, and excercise may be good for some, and counter- productive for others.

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