CLUB FARTLEK SESSION
Headed down to Ainsdale to meet up with the club [We meet at the Spar next to the railway station 6.30pm every Monday].
There was a really good turnout including quite a few new guys, which is really good to see, running seems to be on the up right now, things are looking good for the future of the club :]
After a warm up Head coach Brian took us through a series of dynamic drills.
We looked kind of funny skipping down the road looking like members of Monty python's flying circus, at least it was dark!
The training for the night was a pyramid session, starting with shorter efforts building up to about 3/4 of a mile and working down to shorter efforts again.
Brian told us all to run at 10k pace, but most of us got carried away with running in the herd and ran faster, Steve Lewis you know what I mean:]
I felt really strong, keeping my efforts controlled I gradually increased my pace on each one and finished still feeling good!
I was averaging 5.25 pace or less on most of the efforts
It's amazing how much more fun running in a group is than on your own, after all it's way the African's train!
Ran back with Paul then finished with 6 fast strides reaching a max of 4.18 pace.
Last week I got the 'BONK' running home, this time I felt great, amazing the difference a week makes to the fitness level!
total time = 1 hour 50 mins
Level one pace with Tess round the Hillside loop, finished with last 5 mins well under 6 min mile pace, felt good = 36 mins
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WHATS YOUR LOWEST HEART RATE?
Ryan Hall reports ryanhall3 My morning heart rate was an all time low of 29 this am. Not sure if that's good or bad?
Miguel Indurain, a cyclist and five time Tour de France winner, had a resting heart rate of 28 beats per minute, one of the lowest ever recorded in a healthy human
FACTS ABOUT HEART RATE
Your resting heart rate gets lower as your conditions gets better. You will probably already have noticed that your resting heart is lower when you are in good shape. This is because of a larger stroke volume or more correctly a bigger parasympathic drive on the sinus node. It is easy to monitor your resting heart rate, just put on your Polar rim when you wake up and relaxe for a couple of minutes. Now I want to know: Who has had the lowest resting heart rate ever?