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Sonic

Trad climber
Boulder, Co
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:00pm PT
About 5000 ft vert gained for the week. Running in the columbia river gorge was awesome!
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
Apr 29, 2013 - 09:42am PT
As a constant lurker of this thread, I am always amazed at the great feats all of you perform regularly.

So I shall hijack the thread a little bit.

I have a question to those more competent and knowledgable in the ways of becoming an aerobic master.

To set the scene: my aerobic workout nowadays is trail running, usually in the vicinity of 90-120 minutes.

The question: How could I (or should I) lower my pulse? If I slap on a watch, I usually average around 180-185 bpm (including slower descents) and can easily peak at or above 200 bpm. Now I am young (31), so peak is OK, but the average seems high to me. Is it?

If I go lower, I have to basically walk a lot or just feel very slow. The high bpm doesn't bother me in terms of fatigue, pain etc., but it just seems excessive.

Any thoughts?

Apart from Yer gunna die.

Thanks,

Lasti
Sonic

Trad climber
Boulder, Co
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:00am PT
That average seems pretty high to me, but then again Im not medically trained so take what I say lightly.

Best way to decrease your beats is with a bigger lower state base. Go on runs where you dont hit over 150. It may be hard, actually very hard, but you can view these runs as active recovery almost. I had about 2 months worth of base like this before I really started pushing it.

Ward Trotter

Trad climber
May 2, 2013 - 01:35am PT
Took about a five mile walk with my dog the other day . I tore my left quad sprinting a couple months ago and so I've been taking it easy on the legs. The long walk felt good . No problem.
Fat Paul

Trad climber
Right Coast
May 4, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
Hitting my first trail half marathon tommorrow in Harriman NY. Hoping to run under 2:00 hours. Weather looks great!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
The force is with you! Fat Paul!
Fat Paul

Trad climber
Right Coast
May 9, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Ran 2:11 last week, and was able to climb hard at the gym afterwards! Very challeging course with rocks, rocks and more rocks. Very evident that I need to build my base mileage with some long runs. Thanks for the encouragement Jaybro.
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Bighorns
May 15, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Last night I thought I'd try to stay in the mosh pit for an entire Primus show. Two full sets plus an encore. It was well beyond a 10k and pushing a half in terms of physical output.

Good stuff.
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 18, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
30 mile road ride this morning. Fast till the turnaround.
Almost got hit by a car
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
May 18, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Yesterday:

2 mile run
20 bleacher hikes
2 mile walk

Today, so far:
Pec day

-dumbbell bench presses
-dumbbell bench flies
-barbell bench presses
-incline push-ups

Probably going for a long walk with dog
Maybe run.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
23 mile bike ride w/technical, mtn biking thrown into the middle

Nice work Sully my fastest marathon was. 3:20
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
May 18, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
Jaybro's always doing something like that. Sully that is very impressive marathon speed. Last winter I ran on a treadmill for 30 minutes, my basic speed is 7:30/mi and I was just trying to get comfortable at the 7:00 min pace. (for 4 mi) But that is really pushing it for me. Since the weather got nice I'm running outside, a 7 mile trail run 4 times a week, and I think I'm maintaining the 7:30 pace. A few years ago I would have been at the 9 or 10 min pace trying to run 15 miles, but I found that just injured me. I am still a little weak in the forearms but its bouldering season now too.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 19, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
^^^^. Yeah Ms Elite Runner....I never got the speed thing, just endurance...the b&w pic looks like one of those old classics where some guy looks like he's going to shove you off the course because women aren't supposed to be running marathons. And the guy next to you looks like the puke factor is kicking in.

Glad the knee is healing up.

Hope to catch up with you soon...

Susan
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
Ha ha Susan! That's what I thought too. My first thought was what's her name in the Boston marathon!
weezy

climber
May 19, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
ten minutes of weeding with the hula-hoe. i'm pooped!

The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
May 19, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
30 mile fixie ride from the potash boat ramp to town via a speedboat shuttle.

Thanks for the ride.
Thanks for the ride.
Credit: The Larry

A couple of photo breaks.

Wall St and the Grand River.
Wall St and the Grand River.
Credit: The Larry

Potash Train
Potash Train
Credit: The Larry
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
50k mtn bike ride often paved and sometimes technical.
From "Negro bill" (William Grandstaff) canyon along the grand (colo) river to the bike trail north. Up the hill (grunt) to the Moab brand trails and beyond a short way up the Gemini trail,. A little "E-Z" action and back down the hill to Moab, including a (mercifully brief) stop at the slackline park!

Taking time out to smell the flowers;
Credit: Jaybro
Link
http://www.mapmyrun.com/view_workout?w=293778531
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 3, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
I've done a few 90 mile plus bike rides over the years, but never had broken the 100 mile barrier. So last week I put on my favorite bike socks and gave it a go. Davis to lake Berryessa then down to Napa valley and back to Davis. Nice ride. Legs could have taken a lot more, but my feet were cramping up much of the way which meant I was glad when it was over.

The loop I took was actually 95 miles or so, so when I got to town I turned around and headed back out to make up another 5 miles. Arrived home still a bit short so I went around the block two times until the odometer clicked over to the big 100. Next goal a double century. But it will take a bit more training. Ha
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2013 - 12:16am PT
Nice work! Especially for just wearing socks!
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jun 4, 2013 - 01:17am PT
Did that Smith Rock 15 mile trail run - splatted in front of the second aid station. Grandma got up and kept going.

Ran the Happy Girls Half in Bend and took my age group. Not happy with the time, but happy to have negative splits.

Now the weight lifting season is over, and I hope fresher legs let me train and run faster. Got in 8 miles with a big hill today instead of jogging post weight lifting....

I like working on my strength and power. The trainer thinks my refusal to take a true day of rest leads to cumulative fatigue. I seemed to have a good second half of the year once I suspended going to the gym. Looking forward to the change of seasons.

Next race will be the brutal Fueled by Fine Wine. This course does not result in fast times. It does generally yield a nice bottle for age group people and many coupons for free wine tasting. Lovely romp through the rows of vines.
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