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HR or RPE for running easy at beginning of TCI program?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bradford Gantt May 22. 4 Replies

Hi All. I am restarting the program outlined in TCI after an extended (loooong) layoff from running. I'm working through the 4-6 weeks of 4x:30/week easy runs prior to beginning the performance plan.…Continue

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Bradford Gantt replied to Bradford Gantt's discussion HR or RPE for running easy at beginning of TCI program?
"Thanks, Eric! Yeah, I have been wearing the monitor so far. I don't have a zone alarm set right now. It's a bit alarming how easily my HR elevates while running (as opposed to cycling), due in no small part to the excess muscle weight…"
May 22
Eric Orton replied to Bradford Gantt's discussion HR or RPE for running easy at beginning of TCI program?
"I never think it hurts to wear the monitor and start gathering knowledge.  Or do what Ben suggested but wear the watch and look at data afterward. Nose breathing can be an eye opener. Bring on the program!"
May 22
Bradford Gantt replied to Bradford Gantt's discussion HR or RPE for running easy at beginning of TCI program?
"Thanks, Ben! That's what I was thinking as well. This period precedes formal HR training part of the program, so using RPE makes sense. "
May 21
Ben Lynch replied to Bradford Gantt's discussion HR or RPE for running easy at beginning of TCI program?
"Hi, I definitely understand where you are at.  I am restating the programme too. Just waiting on an injury to settle. My personal view is keep this easy. Run at around a pace where you can breath through your nose. I found it nice have a period…"
May 21
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HR or RPE for running easy at beginning of TCI program?

Hi All. I am restarting the program outlined in TCI after an extended (loooong) layoff from running. I'm working through the 4-6 weeks of 4x:30/week easy runs prior to beginning the performance plan. Should I monitor HR at this early stage to keep the effort easy, or go by RPE? Thank you!See More
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