DonTX, Author at 80/20 Endurance

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  • in reply to: How to Execute Endurance Runs #16869
    DonTX
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    Hi James, I always treat them the same. Endurance run is just a longer foundation run. Both run in Zone 2, both easy, conversational pace with the feeling like you could have gone faster.

    in reply to: Long Run Intensity #16855
    DonTX
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    This thread gave me an idea to use on my endurance run last Saturday. It called for a 1:20 run at Z2. I use pace as the intensity metric, so my zone alarms on my Garmin are based on my pace zones. I was running along at my normal pace/RPE for a zone 2 run. I noticed my HR was 10 bpm or so below my HR zone 2 limit. I figured what the heck. I uppped my pace a bit to bring my HR to within 2-3 bpm of my upper limit. Going up any incline, I dialed it back a bit, and any decline I bumped the pace up. I finished it a good 30 seconds/mile faster and my HR never touched zone X. Thanks for the great idea!

    in reply to: Schedule question #16650
    DonTX
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    Great idea David! I had never thought of that. I’m taking a week of slow this week, then will start the 10k plan for 3 weeks, then restart it. Thanks!

    in reply to: Updated pace zones #15657
    DonTX
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    Thanks David. That makes sense. I’ll start the timer once I’ve warmed up and gotten settled at my LT pace and go for 15 minutes or so and take the average over that time.

    in reply to: Updated pace zones #15638
    DonTX
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    Thanks for the replies Gerald and David! I have updated my pace zones and will keep on with the maintenance plan. For the LTHR test, is there a rule of thumb for how long I should run at my TP to determine my LTHR?

    in reply to: Power Metric for running #15141
    DonTX
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    Thank you all for the information. Alan, I am currently using the HM Level 2 pace plan. I think it would be ok with that (although I would not switch to power until I’m done with this plan). The only workouts that I’d be concerned about would be the ones like the Progression Intervals Run which can have up to 50 steps in the workout. My watch is constantly beeping. 🙂 Thank you for the suggestions in case I do need to upgrade my 235. After my Rock n Roll HM the first weekend of December, I am wanting to try out the power metric and see how that goes.

    in reply to: First Timer Post #15066
    DonTX
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    What kind of equipment is recommended for running using the power metric? Also, will I need to look at upgrading my Forerunner 235? Or is there something that will work with it?

    Thank you,

    in reply to: RUN-WALK-RUN #14745
    DonTX
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    Thank you Matt, for posting this fascinating article. It makes sense that the constant starting up for a run interval then braking for a walk interval would use more energy. A loose analogy could be driving an automobile on the interstate versus driving in the city.

    I have spent the last two years doing run/walk intervals. Everything from the couch to 5k, to a 10k, to HMs. When I finished the HM after a run-walk, I still felt exhausted. This year, since May, I’ve been training with the 80/20 plans. I did the 5k plan first, and am now about half way through the HM level 2, pace plan. I did the 1:50 ER run two weeks ago, and came through it ok. I have the 2:00 ER this Saturday and that will be another good test. But these runs are by far the furthest I’ve run straight through, and they are survivable. 🙂

    in reply to: Hello! New 80/20 member #13247
    DonTX
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    Yes, I did have a chest strap for the test. I’ve been using one for about 3 months now. I guess I just have a high HR. My pace ended up being 9:13 min/mile. Putting that into the calculator gave me a 9:42 min/mile LT pace.

    in reply to: Hello! New 80/20 member #13239
    DonTX
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    That seems rather high? Or is it 95%? Which would be 178.

    in reply to: Hello! New 80/20 member #13189
    DonTX
    Participant

    Ok thanks. Believe it or not it’s 188

    in reply to: Hello! New 80/20 member #13187
    DonTX
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    Thank you David. The peak being the highest point of the last 15 minutes?

    in reply to: Hello! New 80/20 member #13167
    DonTX
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    Ok, I did the 20 minute LT pace test. Averaged 9:16 min/mile, and entered into the calculator, and it came up with 9:48 min/mile LT pace. Quicker than what I was expecting.

    Now for the 15 minute part for the LTHR do I go with the average HR for those 15 minutes?

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