A running blog, of sorts
Hey Scott. At what stage in your 25k run would you slot in that 10k at marathon pace? And with HR, do you aim to race at 80% your maximum HR? Hokkaido will be amazing ... don't forget your camera. We demand at least a couple of vlogs ;-)
Hi Mark. I usually start these runs at the 10th or 15th K. I don't know really what % of MHR I can easily sustain over the marathon. I wonder what elite guys hold? Anyone know?Yes I'll take the opportunity to make a few on location video blog posts. Looks like a great city and really looking forward to our trip there.
Nice to hear that training is going well. I hate to sound a negative note, but don't be shocked if it is not much cooler in Hokkaido. I believe that temperatures in that race are often in the mid to high 20s. Perhaps you should have a plan/goal B for hot weather.
Enjoyed the video Scott. You're looking sick, which is a good sign I think!I think the elite runners do marathons pretty easy on the HR side of things. I recall Steve Lacey mentioning a Japanese elite marathoner who ran with them saying how low his HR was. Also Lasse Viren in that video mentioned a very low HR while running fast. I think it's the legs, fat burning and basic speed that are their limitations.
Thanks everyone, I will be looking at a plan "B" for the hot weather. Going to ask Marty about what he does and might even have a Vlog on it in the next few weeks. Yuki Kawauchi ran about 10 minutes slower than is possible for him there last year but it wasn't a hugh race for him and he was running by himself for the last of it.