divitoca@gmail.com, Author at 80/20 Endurance

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  • in reply to: Help starting a plan #17125
    divitoca@gmail.com
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    Would you consider adding strength? Perhaps the addition of strength could help replace some of those miles, while also promoting general strength and power?

    in reply to: Running Anaerobic Intervals – RAn3 #17116
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    Is there a jump in the heart rate after the interval is over

    in reply to: Running Anaerobic Intervals – RAn3 #17115
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    It might be because the HR is lagging (delay) on short sprints and might not register in that time frame.

    in reply to: Can 8020 plans align with period cycles #17030
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    Thanks so much for that resource! I love these plans, but boy do these cycles wreak havoc. And of course, my “test days” always align with a more stressful period phase

    Thanks again, and good luck to your daughter!

    in reply to: Half-Ironman Level 2 – Week 13 – Running Concerns #17020
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    If this were me, I’d probably try to figure out what the unveiling issue is and the reason for the lead legs.

    Stress can manifest itself in some pretty ugly ways and might also be impacting your performance. How is home stress, work stress, etc

    What is diet looking like including nutrients and hydration, can you work with a dietician?

    What are hormones like, esp if you menstruate?

    Have you worked with a physical therapist to help find some underlying issues…

    I’ll leave it up to the experts to talk about plan progression and action. As a person who views things clinically, I tend to want to find the issue and attack that vs placing bandaids, but, your race is so close, that I could see bandaid first, then diving into root problems… Good luck!

    in reply to: 70.3 Plan #17003
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    You still follow the plan, just hydrate and be smart

    in reply to: 70.3 Plan #17002
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    You’ll be ok! Some of the ways I’ve managed heat are cooling sleeves (DeSoto wings are amazing), hydration (drip drop or liquid IV) hat, SUNSCREEN, cooling scarf, a solid nutrition plan.. Talk with a dietician to get your hydration dialed in. Look at when the day will be cooler to manage your schedule that way.

    You’ll get used to the heat faster than you think. Look up extreme weather athletes, their mantras helped me get through a 102 IM….

    in reply to: Statiinary bike while on vaca #16998
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    I’m aware you meant stationary. That’s why I mentioned it’s what I mainly used for my first IM so you had somewhat of a comparison. Good luck on your training.

    in reply to: Stryd + Training Peaks + Garmin 945… #16997
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    in reply to: Statiinary bike while on vaca #16981
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    There is probably not a closer substitute to a bike than a stationary bike …I trained for my first ironman mostly only using a stationary bike…. It was fine.

    Some people solely train indoors because of it’s efficiency. Just make sure you put the time in at the efforts you’re supposed to IMO

    in reply to: All over fatigue #16956
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    Also, you don’t mention your level of experience, or what plan you are on which would likely have an impact – I did have the fatigue issue several months ago – wondering the same thing – you can see what David’s response was to me to see if it helps you…

    topic link : https://www.8020endurance.com/topic/am-i-doing-this-right/

    in reply to: All over fatigue #16955
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    If it’s just this week, and you were able to carry on the plan in those zones (zone 2 is zone 2, no matter where it lands)- I’de probably consider any other number of factors that contribute to fatigue – sleep, stress, work stress, pandemic stress, potential civil war 3 stress, nutrition, age, recovery – etc.,

    I personally don’t put a ton of hold into what TP says your fatigue level is -In fact, I ignore it completely because it doesn’t really give a whole picture of life – Sometimes I feel like too much data is a bad thing – esp when you should really be in tune with how your body is telling you feel- not an algorithm that only takes into account your training, and no other life stressors… do you really need one more thing telling you how you should feel?

    I would have concerns with any training regime that leaves you feeling fresh as a daisy every day. That probably means the plan isn’t challenging. If the fatigue lasts longer than a week – I would probably reach out to a dietician to help discover potential other fatigue factors (iron deficiencies, protein vs. carb ration etc.,) and also really evaluate how you are sleeping, along with stress factors outside of training. I’m not a coach, but have been an endurance athlete for over 20 years, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

    in reply to: Running 20 min test to reset HR zones #16893
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    I use power – but same concepts – defer to step two of the plan…. https://www.8020endurance.com/intensity-guidelines-for-8020-running/

    Personally, if I get into a test week and I am feeling super blech that week, I’ll just run the 20 minutes in the zone it tells me to stay in (ie – zone 3) – at least that way, I know if I’m maintaining. Then usually every other test period ~ 8 weeks- I’ll do the full FTP test as listed under the intensity guidelines to see if it warrants a “bump” in threshold – not sure if that is a good way to approach it, but either way still ensures that I’m abiding by the intensity guidelines

    in reply to: Objectives per training phase and 4 week cycles #16890
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    I just kind of trust the plan : )

    I do believe the intent of the 4-week cycles is to build/recover – so three weeks building, then 1 week testing/recovery. One of the most important parts of that week is in the recovery and is a key component to reducing injury – you can’t keep building, building and building without having any down time. Then, you are ready to build even more in the next cycle.

    At least that is how I understand it…Of course, I could be wrong…. Ther emight be limitations to space/simplicity for not including every “why” on the plan – I have yet to purchase or read the books to really go into depth on the “why behind the science” (ah, time) – but will do so at some point – https://www.8020endurance.com/?s=book

    in reply to: Training plans #16872
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    This is a tricky one, I think it would largely depend on your body’s response to covid and how will you can recover from it. I think it also depends on what your expectations are and how you want your performances to be…

    Read through this article and see if it helps.https://www.8020endurance.com/planning-your-race-season/

    I’m doing 2 ironmans within 7 weeks.. Not ideal by any means, but they were covided races, so no choice. However, I’m also not expecting to win any awards, and am making the goal for both of them to be as enjoyable as possible since they are in really cool places. This is helping with the “pressure” of performance

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