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We could be a new club <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I tried HRM training this year last time and had great success with it - I was running 15-20 miles effortlessly, albeit very slowly. My HRM died <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> but I got a 305 for Christmas, so I'm excited to be starting up again.<br><br>
Would love to hear from others using this, esp peeps that use the 305 (what screens/data fields do you use?).
 

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i just got a HRM and I am starting up as well with it!<br><br>
I'm preggers and I am planning on a HM in May. I figured LHT was the way to go for me.
 

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I've been doing LHR training since July, but I did a fair amount of cheating with hills and speed work before a HM in Oct. I am committed to 12 weeks of base building this time, though! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Training now for a 25K in May.<br><br>
I also just got a 305, so I am excited to have a new toy to run with! Now if I can just figure out how to get it set up right....
 

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Yey, I was LHR training for several months this summer/fall, up until JFK (November). Saw some pretty good results from it.<br><br>
I'm currently rehabbing from a broken fibula, but planning on jumping back into the LHR training as soon as the Dr. gives me the go ahead. Should be interesting to see how much my aerobic fitness has declined.
 

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Most of my first 1.5-2 years of running were at a low-heart-rate pace. I didn't do almost anything fast (even by my standards) except for the few races I did until I was getting ready for my 3rd marathon. It has worked well for me.<br><br>
The past 6 months or so have been completely by RPE since my HRM watch battery died and I haven't gotten around to sending it back to get a new battery.<br><br>
I am planning on paying more attention to my HR as soon as I get my HRM battery replaced. But I am spending some time in "quality" workouts as I am working on improving my pace and getting a better feel for what my race pace feels like for different distances.<br><br>
I would say my LHR training has been successful, as I have not been injured. When my shoes died (before I kept a log with shoe information), I took an extra day off because of foot pain, but with the new shoes, I was back in business. That is one of the key benefits (IMHO) to LHR. Now that I've been running for about 2.5 years, I am better able to listen to my body and can make the decision to back off a hard workout or hard week when I feel that my body is approaching a break-down.
 

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The HR training stuff does work - I'm excited. I'm following the program in Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot by Parker, Jr. This is the one I was doing last year, and I really liked it, it worked for me.<br><br>
I'm running 5-6 days per week, averaging 25mpw. However, I teach a spinning class 1-2x/wk as well as take a class 1-2x/week (so at least 2x/wk I'm running and spinning on the same day) - I'm unsure how to build in the HRM training with the spinning? It's kind of hard to have an "easy" spin.<br><br>
I'm also weight training at least 2x/wk and power yoga 1x/wk <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> so I'm clueless how to incorporate all this into the HRM program. My goals aren't primarily focused towards running (so don't tell me to cut out the other stuff :tongue10<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">, but I would like to become a better runner. Any ideas would be helpful - TIA
 

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I'm doing HRM training too. A friend of mine convinced me to give it a try after I had two back to back injuries and my marathon times were getting worse. I started in Nov. 2006 and I haven't had any injuries. It had a hard time adjusting to the slower pace but in one year I went from a 12 mm to currently just under a 10mm. I ran my first marathon with my HRM and felt great the entire time. That also was the first time I ran a marathon without having to walk!
 

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Ive read Maffetone's book and I just got a 305 for my b-day. Im planning on doing LHR/HRM training once I get back to running ( i placed myself on the DL for the time being to heal some nagging injuries )<br><br>
If there is a group started, id be glad to join or at least check in with you all.
 

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Well, I have the FAQ in my siggie. I can give a link or two to where the old CR people are now. i few did stay at active though.
 

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I am just starting with a HRM (again) myself.<br><br>
Like rojewski I used one for marathon training (although it was in 1997-1999) and was very happy with my time.<br><br>
My current plan is also to use the next 4 weeks to work on a base and a running schedule, then add in hills, speed and long distance.<br><br>
I would love to hear how others are progressing along the way.
 

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i did my 3rd LHT run today. It was fun. I felt like I could run forever but I only had to do 40 minutes.<br><br>
My problem is towards the end my HR jumps up and I have to walk for 5 minutes to bring it down.
 

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That happens at first BG. The longer you do the LHR stuff the less that will happen. I hit a big bump at the 2 hour mark. It took forever for that to go away. But it finally did.
 

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Okay good cause I felt like a tool. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> We could go for 30 or 40 minutes and the 30 minuters were like "you can turn around now." I was like yeah I'm doing LHT I can go on for HOURS. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
However anybody that asked "I"m doing LHT. I have a friend who knocked over an hour off of her M time by doing it."
 

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I'm staying at LHR for the next couple of weeks - today was two 20 minute runs. It does feel easy going at this pace/effort!
 

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Today was my first LHR run - I'd forgotten how snail-like it is to run that slow...not that I run that fast in the first place <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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yep , the pace takes a few weeks to get used to. I lost about 15 pounds doing exclusively LHR base building during the first 6 months of 2007, then plateaued when I went back to marathon training. I started off around 13+ and got down to around 11 minute pace.<br><br>
After injuring my calf in November, I seem to have lost my base and I am now back at 13:30, though I am purposely keeping it a few beats lower than I was last time I was doing it, so I'm sure that adds to it. Hoping to get back to 11:00 LHR pace or better as I heal over the next few months.
 

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Still using the HRM here for base training - anyone else out there?
 
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