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PhilPub

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Jan 2021

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    Cool, I'm off for an Aldi run tomorrow. Hopefully they've restocked in Kidbrooke.

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    So more speed work to get my legs used to turning over quicker or more easy miles for endurance so my legs aren't fading by the end of a race or a combination of both?

    I'm guessing, but a bit of both I reckon. One of the physical effects of working on your endurance base with more volume is to increase the size and number of mitochondria in the muscles, which means increasing the muscles' ability to burn the oxygen that the cardio system is trying to deliver to them. Plus the muscles get more running-shaped, so less likely to fatigue when trying to maintain a given level of intensity.

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    Just been browsing cycle bits on the bay and came across these Roberts bar end plugs. Nothing to do with me, just thought they looked quite snazzy. (Vaguely contemplating some similar ones for my Ron Cooper, although that's already got some bespoke metal ones!)

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    Agreed. I'm definitely not one for incarcerating people willy nilly but surely having someone locked up has the clear advantage of being able to keep an eye on them? One of the freedoms you lose is the ability to go about your nefarious business, whether that's directly inflicting harm on someone or getting someone else to do it, or being free to exploit new channels for communicating with the deluded flock.

    Fuck it, lock 'im up!

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    I've always hit highest HR at the end of 5k/10k races. (Max just over 200 in my early 40s, compared to ~215-220? during fitness tests in circuit training as a teenage cyclist.) My average HR would be very similar for the two distances; even though the 5k is a more intense effort, you spend a higher proportion of it getting up to the higher end. I don't recall ever doing a max HR test as such on the bike but from hard tempo/spinning sessions it's probably a good 10-15 beats lower than for running.

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    Same here. Most convicted murderers won't have their obituaries published by the BBC (unless their crimes were particularly high-profile) but nor are most convicted murderers among the most famous and successful music producers of all time. Seems perfectly fine to me to suggest that someone is simultaneously talented and capable of heinous crimes.

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    Italy wasn’t established until 1861, I think, so Colombus was Genovfefese.

    FTFY

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    I had to look this up, it's a while since I've monitored HR! In the training log there's a drop-down menu on the notes section. If you go to "Heart" it shows you HR stats including "B/Mi". This will be very individual for different folks but I was always happy to see it ducking below 1,000, and it correlated well with my race times.

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    I was big on heart rate training as a newbie. If done properly I think it's a great way of disciplining yourself to run within yourself. Crucially, it gives you an objective way of tracking fitness improvements without the need to go out and beat your running times every time. I've mentioned it here before but fetcheveryone.com (my favourite training log) has a feature of "(heart-)beats per mile" which you can compare for runs at different paces. The lower the number the more efficiently you're running.

    Hoka Clifton 7, 7-mile test run report: lovely!

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    I was bored over Christmas, so swapped all the wrappers around in a box of Celebrations.
    My mate was so cross they got their Snickers in a Twix.

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