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How many miles did you run today?

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Mid-week easy run early this morning (should have been yesterday late afternoon but it was too hot and humid). 13.2km (8.2 miles) in 1:10:15, for 5:19/km (8:33/mile), which is a little slower than is ideal for this distance and pace, but nothing to worry about.
 

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6 miles, 7:53 pace, 140bpm -- A very humid Z2 run with some hill surges to break things up.

Every couple months I try to blast up this hill to test my leg power and today I knocked off 3s from my best time. It's about 1/5 mile in length with a 6.2% avg. grade. I made it up in 5:31/mi avg page or 4:16/mi grade adjusted pace. Still #2 on the Strava leaderboard and likely always will be...The top guy has 11s on me.
 

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5.5 miles on the flat trails. I did most of this at easy pace, with some fartleks (at tempo pace) thrown in around the midpoint to get my legs thinking about moving faster. Temps around 80 (it’s supposed to hit 93 this afternoon).
 

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5.5 miles on the trails tonight. Rain started just as the run started which cooled things off. Felt really strong tonight and ran some hills which I usually walk on. Overall I was super happy with the run and my fitness in general right now.
 

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7.36 miles last night at average pace of 8:38/mile. Tried to take it easy because my left knee was bothering me for the first two miles and at the turnaround point for about a mile. I thought taking it at a slower pace would net me a lower average heart rate, but I stayed in zone 5 for 75% of the time like I usually do and might have been above my average heart rate.

Felt really hot out yesterday. It was probably around 82 with 80%+ humidity. I'm really not cut out for warm weather running.

Today was day off commuting around town by bike running errands. 18.1 miles over about 2 hours of moving time.
 

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@Churchill W - Dang, boss, Zone 5? Maybe we're using a different scale, which is far more than likely seeing as there's about 1MM out there. Z5 for me is sprint intensity, likely no more than 4min sustained, quite painful after about ~1min. Can you elaborate a little more, I'm just curious?

The one I use goes:

Zone 1: Recovery pace (a pace you can literally belt out a song without trouble)
Zone 2: Endurance pace (fluid sentences & paragraphs. A little breathy towards the upper limit.)
Zone 3: Threshold pace (a sentence here and there.)
Zone 4: Interval pace (paces you can hold for 2-5min sustained w/ jogging recoveries. maybe a word or two at times.)
Zone 5: Repetition pace (paces you can hold for 1-5min per bout w/ standing recoveries. maybe a grunt is possible.)
 

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@Churchill W - Dang, boss, Zone 5? Maybe we're using a different scale, which is far more than likely seeing as there's about 1MM out there. Z5 for me is sprint intensity, likely no more than 4min sustained, quite painful after about ~1min. Can you elaborate a little more, I'm just curious?

The one I use goes:

Zone 1: Recovery pace (a pace you can literally belt out a song without trouble)
Zone 2: Endurance pace (fluid sentences & paragraphs. A little breathy towards the upper limit.)
Zone 3: Threshold pace (a sentence here and there.)
Zone 4: Interval pace (paces you can hold for 2-5min sustained w/ jogging recoveries. maybe a word or two at times.)
Zone 5: Repetition pace (paces you can hold for 1-5min per bout w/ standing recoveries. maybe a grunt is possible.)
You're right it doesn't make sense. Maybe I need to recalibrate my watch. This is how Garmin defines them:


My average BPM for my runs are usually around 163 and according to my app zone 5 is anything 161+, so I guess I'm barely in zone 5.
 

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@Churchill W - Ah, yeah, that's Garmin. In my opinion I would throw that baby out with the bathwater, especially if it's pulling HR data from the wrist sensor on the watch.

Right now it's a pull from an algorithm based on your estimated max HR. Personally, I think it's extremely difficult to find your true max HR for the variety of reasons. I've changed mine to calculate off of '% of Lactate Threshold'. There are 100 ways to estimate your LT. I came up with mine based on the average HR during the last 20 minutes of a 10k race.

Another personal footnote is that I've been running with a HR chest strap for the past ~3 years and have found the data to have too much daily variance to rely on solely. It's useful to look at things from a macro perspective to assess trends.

Just my $.02.
 

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@Churchill W - Ah, yeah, that's Garmin. In my opinion I would throw that baby out with the bathwater, especially if it's pulling HR data from the wrist sensor on the watch.

Right now it's a pull from an algorithm based on your estimated max HR. Personally, I think it's extremely difficult to find your true max HR for the variety of reasons. I've changed mine to calculate off of '% of Lactate Threshold'. There are 100 ways to estimate your LT. I came up with mine based on the average HR during the last 20 minutes of a 10k race.

Another personal footnote is that I've been running with a HR chest strap for the past ~3 years and have found the data to have too much daily variance to rely on solely. It's useful to look at things from a macro perspective to assess trends.

Just my $.02.
I actually have the Garmin chest HRM too and don't feel like it's too much different from my watch.

The Garmin app indicates my lactate threshold is 161 BPM at 7:55 min/mi.
 

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I’ve always been led to understand that HR is too variable to be in any way useful for training. If you’re dehydrated, or have not slept enough (the first two examples that come to mind), your heart rate will be higher.

There’s a reason cyclists use power data. Isn’t that becoming more commonly available for running?
 

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Another gym session out of the way. I really hate OHP and do a light weight as I don't anticipate myself needing strength in that direction.

Most of my running is done in Zone 2. Last nights run was a solid effort so Zone 3 with the finish in Zone 4. I doubt I get too much into Zone 5 but probably should just to get my body there. I have heard Tabatta drills get you there. Thinking about it, some of the 20min Peloton classes have you sprinting with high resistance so maybe there but I've only done a couple in the past 2-3 months.
 

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8 miles with the club last night in what was a bit more than probably necessary as my first run since the race on saturday. i felt fresh at the get go so i thought "sure why not? it's my first run in almost a week and i'd like to keep my standard weekly mileage going"

i was wrong ha. about 6 miles in my body started to feel pretty fatigued, i was probably not fully recovered. i managed to keep my pace consistent for the last 2 miles but it was a bit more of an effort than i would have wanted. 8:15 pace basically the entire time which is a solid showing especially for how hard the last 2 felt.
 

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Relatively slow half marathon yesterday with an 8:40/mile pace overall. My first mile was exceptionally slow at 10:24 and the next few were just around 9:00 and I progressed from there eventually leveling off around 8:10/mile for the final 3 or 4 miles.

10.2 miles this morning at 8:03/mile overall. Today's route was basically an out and back. I normally prefer a route that loops me around but I like this out and back because I get about 500' of climb on the way out and then the way back is basically downhill.
 

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