I'll be there. I definitely need some technical assistance figuring out this test. This is not my kind of *thing.*
I will ride some more - I have to "waste" time until about 9am. So, I might as well do something I enjoy :)
7am on Saturday...I'll be there!
what's really funny is that i don't actually *need* a test to tell me that I'm slow. I kinda know that already!
Where is the meeting spot?
Golf course parking lot or the end of the point where we do our BBQ's?
Is it funny or sad that I'm getting up earlier on Sat and Sun than I have all week long?
I vote for golf course.
jeanne - you're not the least bit interested to know what the difference is between slow and REALLY slow is? You can only find out by measuring!
I vote golf course too
See ya at 7
good point adam. i knew there was a reason to show up.
um, i don't have a HRM.
Jeanne - if you don't mind sharing, I have an extra one (or 2) I can bring. They are easy to program to your stats to get a better reading. I will do my best to remember, but no promises that early. I am far from a morning person.
Given that I've been on vacation for 3 weeks and haven't done a single HIP workout, I have a pretty good idea of my fitness baseline. Nonetheless, I may see you Saturday morning.
KW, I hear you but it is much easier to get out of bed early for you all than for my co-workers.
For Sunday's similar run test... I think that is shot, due to Cherry Blossom being a lot longer than 30 minutes of running. Any ideas of how to adapt it to get some useful baseline?
You're a very strong runner, so you can get a good baseline out of the 10 miler if you do it right. I recommend you take your average pace from the half-marathon and try to run a slight negative split race at a goal pace of about 5 seconds per mile faster than the Half Marathon for Cherry Blossom. Hold back a little the first 4-5 miles (which is slightly uphill) and then work to hold a steady, slightly faster pace for the rest of the race. Make sure you record your mile lap times on your HRM so you get an average heart rate for each mile (if you miss one that's ok, just hit lap at the next mile.) You should also start near the front or you'll be really held up for the first 2-3 miles by slower runners ahead of you on Sunday - you will be faster than 90% of the people there and it is extremely crowded.
The best thing you'll learn for HIM training is your approximate lactate threshold heart rate, which if you're able to run a consistent paced final 5-6 miles of the 10 miler at a roughly consistent heart rate (ideally within 3 beats average HR for each mile), we'll get. Knowing your LT HR will help you setup the right HR training zones for your key running workouts.
Hope that helps, if not let me know.
Of course, if the Coach says anything different, she is right and I defer to her wisdom.
see you guys bright and early
i'll need the help figuring this test out. see you in am.
Thanks for the tips! I don't know about everyone else, but my HRM doesn't actually do laps. It has one button: On. So I may be the cool kid wearing two watches tomorrow.
By the way, turns out even 7am is not too early for Cherry Blossom tourists... Between them and the gale-force wind on HP, this morning's ride was kinda like a video game :o)
Who finished the test, given the fierce winds?
Done and dusted.
There was a baseline test?
Jeez. I'm behind before I've even started.
Lost cause here.
Ditto, I totally missed this boat.