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Heart rate

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Gross Jun 14, 2019. 12 Replies

I just bought a heart rate monitor to try to keep my heart rate in zones 1-3. I can't run more that 1/8 of a mile before it's getting high. Any suggestions? I've been running 10-15 miles per week for…Continue

Cool Impossible technique

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Orton May 3, 2019. 2 Replies

I'm working hard to follow all of the suggestions in Eric's book. I have noticed that I am struggling more with breathing. Is that common when changing running style?

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David Gross replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"Sounds familiar Beth!  I bought three books recently:  Eric's book, Jeff Galloway's Running Until You're 100 and Daniel's Running Formula.  Plus I heard about the Maffetone Method on a YouTube somewhere so also…"
Jun 14, 2019
Beth Garigen replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"Thank you Rachel. That helps! I have Eric's book and have been doing the exercises, but then got distracted with another book that talked about the Maffetone Method. I was super intrigued. I don't want to give up on it, but I think I will…"
Jun 13, 2019
Rachel Pearson replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"I spent about six months doing essentially the MAF method. I've definitely gotten fitter, however it seemed like I was making very slow progress and I got frustrated frequently as a result. I did get faster, although I was never really able to…"
Jun 13, 2019
Beth Garigen replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"I'm getting frustrated. I've been trying to keep under 133 beats per minute to try to train my body to burn fat like the Maffetone Method. On week 2 and following a sugar free diet while increasing protein and no processed foods. I can run…"
Jun 12, 2019
Beth Garigen replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"Thanks Eric. I'm getting the hang of it - better stride, better base, better form. It's exciting trying to get better and faster."
Jun 6, 2019
Eric Orton replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"Hi Beth, I dont miss those humid WNY days! One note, when it is hit and humid your HR will be higher than normal. This could especially be the case if you did your HR test in coer temps. You might want to test again if that is the case now that…"
Jun 5, 2019
Beth Garigen replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"Just water. My RPE is normal. Just a light jog. It's really humid here in Western NY. I will try some gel."
Jun 5, 2019
Beth Garigen replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"Thank you Ben"
Jun 5, 2019
Ben Lynch replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"Hi Beth, One thing I have been noticing is that my heart rate monitor (optical on watch (Garmin 935) and Garmin HRM strap) is that it sometimes shows high readings at the start of a run. This is in the cold/high humidity.  It locks onto cadence…"
Jun 5, 2019
Jay Mijares replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"Polar H10 is a really good strap and monitor.  I use the same one. Are you using electrode gel?  Or just water to moisten the pads?  I usually get really high heart rate measurements at the beginning of my run when the air is really…"
Jun 4, 2019
Beth Garigen replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"Chest strap. The polar H10."
Jun 4, 2019
Jay Mijares replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Heart rate
"Hi Beth, Are you using a wrist-based optical heart rate monitor? Or the chest strap one? Jay"
Jun 4, 2019
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Heart rate

I just bought a heart rate monitor to try to keep my heart rate in zones 1-3. I can't run more that 1/8 of a mile before it's getting high. Any suggestions? I've been running 10-15 miles per week for years. I cut out all refined and processed foods and sugar.
Jun 3, 2019
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Jun 3, 2019
Eric Orton replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Cool Impossible technique
"Hey Beth, Stay patient. Whenever we are used to doing something one, and trying to change it, we will be a little inefficient. And, why your breathing is a challenge. Be sure you are following the heart rate protocol and doing the drills and…"
May 3, 2019
Ben Lynch replied to Beth Garigen's discussion Cool Impossible technique
"Hello, I also found that. When i put focus into getting my arm movement right while running my breathing changed a surprising lot. It will go back to normal. Ben"
Apr 28, 2019

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