Monday, 15 November 2010

Gebreselasssie To Run again!

Haile GebrselassieHaileGebr First I want to thank you for all your support and great responses. After a few days on the countryside I could take some decisions.

Running is in my blood and I decided to continue competing. My announcement in New York was my first reaction after a disappointing race.

HaileGebr When my knee is better again I will start focussing on my next race. Thank you again for all your support!


Scott Keeps Running said...

Man, time flies by -- it seems like only last weekend that we saw him out there running a marathon.

Rick said...


Scott Brown said...

Well, I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong. I based my assumption on the Japanese way of thinking.

You do what you say, it's a matter of pride! Having said that, I reckon Geb has built up so much respect that this will definitely no tarnish his rep, if anything he'll get even more support.

Can't wait to see him run in Tokyo!

By the way Rick...

What is your maximum heart rate? I'm still after some testing not sure mine is right.


Scott did you get an average pulse rate for your 1/2 marathon this should = upper level 3 [87% Max Heart rate]and you can work out your other levels from it.
L1=60-70% Max heart rate
L2= 70- 80% MHR
L3= 80-87% MHR
L4= 87-92% MHR
Or; you can do a Max heart rate test, the best way I've found is to find a long hill which takes about 5 mins to reach the top.
Start the first 3 mins at about 1/2 marathon effort, then start a series of sprints with only a 5 sec jog between then sprint again, make each sprint harder until your legs go!
record your max heart rate.
Make sure you are fresh before this test to get best results.
If you only have a short hill say 2 mins long, then run the first 3 mins on the flat at 1/2 MP and finish on the hill!
Let us know how you get on.


P.S. my max heart rate is only about 160.
i think years and years of training has made my heart big and strong so it don't need to beat very fast to pump the blood round.
when I was 29 my max was 185

Ewen said...

I knew he'd "do a Melba" -- he wants to race Scott in Japan!

Scott, I'd be interested to hear what your max HR is. You get close to max if you do a 3k race with the last km as the fastest, and sprinting hard the last 200 metres.

It's easiest to get near max if you don't run for a few weeks. Also, my experience is that bigger runners have lower max HRs (small women have high max HRs). Mine is lower than it was 20 years ago.

Scott Brown said...

I7m going to do a Max HR test this afternoon.

Jesus Rick, "160" that sounds low! I get up to 160 when I'm watching Anna Kournikova serve for the game!

I reck Ewens' would be about the same too! When he's gone they are probably going mount his heart and put it next to "Phar Laps" in that museum in Canberra!

Ewen said...

About 166 for me Scott when I'm watching Elena Dementieva receiving ;)