I started running again at age 57 and enjoy every minute on the trails. I'm currently re-building after knee surgery, taking it slow and staying focused on the long view. It's nice to be back on the trails.
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Good to hear, I think I am on my way to being healed as well.
Thanks for the shout. It's been a challenge to stay the course and not just ramp up the miles. Starting to pay off. Have to keep telling myself to focus on the long view and ride it out. Still a lot to learn.....
How's the ankle? Good to see you mileage is coming up.
We will se how it goes, training for a race at the end of February.
great to see your back, how is the knee holding up
Good to see your back !
Thanks for the shout. It's good to be back on the trails. Your training looks good.
This just isn't my year. Had knee surgery and now rehabbing it. I have to keep telling myself "I will run again!" Your training looks good. Keep movin!
Good to see your back on the trails! Hope the foot is feeling healthy! Are you rehabbing it?
Hi Spurgeon. Thanks for the shout. The steroid injection helped significantly. Daily PT and changing the mechanics... stride & strike to keep it strong and prevent injury. A change in shoes also made a big difference.
Is your foot injury on the improve
Thanks for the check. 2 more weeks before deciding the next steps. I'm cautiously optimistic I can start back up in a few more weeks. Your training looks good. You should do well at Canberra.
Trail running 3:34'09.4 Average heart rate 141 bpm, 29.74 km.Added U-Con trial to my usual route at Wilder. had a great run up through the upper end of UCSC then into Wilder ranch. Felt relaxed and kept my pace up and enjoyed the surroundings. Legs started cramping the last 2 mi so had to back it off. Pleased with overall pace. Now time to taper for next Sat.
Trail running 6:03'46.4 Average heart rate 121 bpm, 42.17 km.Well... it wasn't pretty. I made a last minute decision run after another week of a cold relapse. I felt good enough to run and wasn't going to let my 1st marathon get away. I started out good & strong but by Two Harbors my body told me I was going to pull back and my breathing became a limitation. Definitely a good experience in learning my body and running. I am glad I did it and made the accomplishment. Now it's time to get back to health and focus on the net one. I'll do this one again...
Trekking 2:01'24.4 Average heart rate 137 bpm, 10.97 km.Snowshoes - half trails, half xcountry. Note to self: change interval setting to 0.2 mi for longer than 5mi. TE was 4.5 before 5 mi mark
Trail running 3:15'09.4 Average heart rate 142 bpm, 25.86 km.Wilder Ranch Loop & Long Meadow Loop - A rather cool Sun AM workout to test the suppliments. Felt considerably better than the last time which was only an electrolyte & a little gel. Working to a 30k on Jan 22nd.
Trail running 0:53'17.4 Average heart rate 156 bpm, 6.27 km.This is definetly the toughest run so far. It's all uphill from start to finish. My goals going in were to finish under an hour and run (jog) the entire run. So I feel good I did both. The last half mile was a mental challenge. I wasn't familiar with the course and when nearing the top I kept expecting to come up over the ridge and then enjoy a short downhill to the finish. Who ever laid out the course is sadistic as the finish was an increasing uphill climb. Even tossed the breakfast! =}
Trail running 3:05'54.4 Average heart rate 142 bpm, 24.15 km.Had a nice run today, Henry Cowell to Wilder Ranch. My longest so far. Lot's of tourists, horses, bikers & hikers. I met the only other trail runner taking the same course but heading back, 30 miles. Very impressive! Nice conversation.
Elevation change 1184 ft
Trail running 2:18'34 Average heart rate 149 bpm, 21.08 km.Garrett joined me for my first half marathoin which turned out to be a major mud run. Heavy rain from start to finish kept the pace down. But it still feels good to have made it! Nothing feels better than crossing the finish line! Nisene Marks in the rain IS Jurasic Park. I'd definetly do this one again.
Total ascent - 1840 ft. Pace - 0:10'35/mi, much better than expected. Placed 88/155, not too bad for my first and 12th most vintage runner. =}
Trail running 1:44'59.5 Average heart rate 159 bpm, 15.06 km.Elevation change - 1150 ft, total ascent - 2038 ft
PR - First TE 5.0. After 7 mo training I'm feeling stronger and more confident. Learning how to relax through the pain. Posture and form are making a difference. Pace = 11:07 / mi
Trail running 3:49'36.7 Average heart rate 141 bpm, 29.70 km.Placed 14 out of 30, 1st in my agre group. The courese was a nice challenge with 2 river crossings. The last minute course changes added2k ft evelation change. After less than 2 yrs of running it feels good knowing I was the most senior runner in the race and placed in the middle of the standings. Overall I felt good. The last 4 mi after the river crossing was tougher than I expected.
Trail running 2:35'39.7 Average heart rate 141 bpm, 19.96 km.Ran the second leg of the Pacifica 30K. After breaking a hard sweat the cool temp and winds kept it very cold. The jacket came in handy. I felt much more comfortable after dialing back the H2O and gel a bit. I'll be looking at 4 hrs+ for the 30K next weekend.
Trail running 4:19'55.4 Average heart rate 155 bpm, 30.00 km.Total ascent 4468ft. HR battery died about 30 min in. Weather was cold and wet! I seem to have an affinity for races in the rain. The course is great. Lots of technical single track with great views of the coast from Montera Peak. Downhill from Motera Pk was challenging and fun. The second loop on Hazelnut trail was a killer. I feel good having accomplished a 30k at my age and after 15 mo of running. Nice to know I can do what the Dr's said I can't! I'm still looking for the limit.
September is HERE! Gotta love a break from the heat and lots of serious fall racing! BRING IT everyone!
How is your running going?
Anyone have a race coming up? Don't forget to use ultrasignup.com to find one near you!!!
I changed the name into Ambit & t6d/c lovers. I have used the t6d for years with satisfaction. Now I also have the AMBIT: WOW!
The Ambit3 Connected family is launched and kicking!
Shows your EPOC value in real time. EPOC (Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption) indicates the amount of extra oxygen your body needs to recover after exercise. The higher the EPOC, the more strenuous the exercise.
Orthostatic heartrate test is a common way of testing state of recovery. Make an own sport mode for this purpose, set GPS OFF, search for HR belt and set recording interval to 1 second. Do this test every morning by creating a six and a half minute log. Follow the result on daily basis and detect problems before it is too late. Your body will react differently depending on the state of recovery, illness or overtraining. Follow your own values to learn how your body works. This is how it works: Lay down and start the log. First 5 minutes is average rest HR while laying down. Then watch beeps. Stand up and wait half a minute until the watch beeps again. Stand still and let the watch measure one minute average HR while standing. The watch beeps and the test is ready. Orthostatic HR is now shown as the difference between the stand up HR and the rest HR.
Target HR zones calculated with the Karvonen Formula: ((HRmax - HRrest) * %intensity ) + HRrest = THR (Target HR) The App will write down the zone# + the description, for example: Zn 1 Easy / Zn 2 Mod (for moderate), etc. The intensity levels are set to 60-70-80-90 percent, but you can change them in the custom variables if you copy and edit the App.
Uses heart rate, distance in miles, and time to calculate running efficiency. Will go down as body fat is increased, and up as body fat is decreased.
Gives a storm alarm when sea level air pressure drops fast enough. The gradient limit is 4hPa per 3 hours.
Displays your HR Zone 1-5. Function based on RHR(variable) and MHR(variable) and scaled to your HRR (0-100%. The starting zone is 50% and the zone increments are 10%. Zone 1 = 50% Zone 2 = 60% Zone 3 = 70% Zone 4 = 80% Zone 5 = 90%
Displays the variance in average cadence against 180 steps/min target. This will assist runners to maintain the 180 steps/min guideline that appears in several running form manuals (EG; POSE, CHI and Natural running). NB. Requires Suunto Foot Pod
This will find your Minimum Heart Rate while sleeping.
------------------------ The Karvonen formula is the gold standard for training zones. It is based on your Reserve Heart Rate, the difference between your maximum HR and your Rest HR, rather than only the max heart rate. 50% to 60%: Recovery and weight loss zone. 60% to 70%: The heart starts to benefit from the exercise. Slow and long distance exercise. Fat is the primary fuel and therefore good zone for weight loss. 70% to 80%: Aerobic zone - This is the optimal zone to workout in to increase your cardio-respitory capacity or the bodies ability to transport oxygenated blood to the muscle cells and carbon dioxide away from the cells. 80% to 90%: Cross over from aerobic training to anaerobic. Training in this zone will improve performance and dealing with Lactic acid. Training in this zone is felt as hard. 90% to 100%: Red Line Zone - You will only be able to train in this zone for short periods of time. You should not train at this level unless you are very fit. In this zone lactic ...
Shows the current Heart Rate Zone in %, depending on the MHR and RHR.
An indication of personal running (or other sport) efficiency. Indicates how your running pace relates to your heartrate. The unit of this value is [beats per kilometer] and it is calculated on your current HR and pace. Can be used in any sport that uses HR and speed.
Want to know the real incline of the hill or mountain you are heading up? Use this App to find out. Set this in one of your custom sport modes and press lap when starting each climb to see your real-time incline.
Marathon time calculates your estimated finish time for a full marathon in real-time. This is a great tool when striving for a new personal goal. Include this App in your running mode and use it pace yourself to reach your goal.
Climb counter is for running hill sprints. After a couple sprints, it’s easy to lose count. Climb counter keeps track of how many sprints you have done. Just push the lap button once at the top of the first hill. After that, the app will count each sprint and show you the current total count.
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