VLM2011 Training

DateMileageNo of RunsKey SessionsMost efficient runSunday RHRSunday weight
19/12/2010233NONE966bpm49bpm11st 10
26/12/201060.57NONE904bpm45bpm11st 11
02/01/201171NONE
09/01/201111NONE
16/01/2011304NONE1048bpm43bpm11st 12
23/01/201170.157Hills
Tempo
956bpm41bpm11st 12
30/01/201180.387MP
Hills
Tempo
929bpm40bpm11st 11
06/02/201191.468Interval
Hills
Tempo
921bpm37bpm11st 9
13/02/2011102.1910Tempo
RACE
861bpm38bpm11st 8
20/02/2011110.5610Tempo
Bramley
854bpm39bpm11st 6
27/02/201182.237Interval
Progressive
Tempo
832bpm41bpm11st 6
06/03/2011124.4111Tempo
Mad March
830bpm37bpm11st 5
13/03/2011127.0710Tempo
Marathon
824bpm36bpm11st 4
20/03/2011110.9110Intervals
MP
Tempo
834bpm36bpm11st 2
27/03/2011130.1811Intervals
Race
812bpm37bpm11st 1
03/04/2011111.0811Intervals
Race
816bpm38bpm11st 0
10/04/201168.58Intervals
Race
833bpm35bpm10st 13
17/04/201155.127VLM2011897bpm37bpm10st 13

5 Responses to VLM2011 Training

  1. mac says:

    What does 966bpm mean?

  2. Tim Grose says:

    Steve, looking at your training summary shows what a well planned effort that was. 1 stone lost since Xmas, 14 beats drop in RHR, ~200 bpm drop in efficiency, weekly mileage up from nothing!

    Out of interest is that weight loss just through training?

    You haven’t done well in other races (well relatively) as you had to concentrate on the one race that mattered to you. Lesson to be learnt there for very many I think.

    Will look forward to reading of your next campaign.

    • Steve says:

      Cheers Tim. Regarding the weight, most of the weight loss comes from just increasing the miles but it is also related to be being slightly more disciplined with the unhealthy stuff as I get closer to the marathon. (Apart from the reported sweet binge incidents!)

  3. Ronan Guirey says:

    Hi Steve,

    Let me just say that you are an inspiration for me!

    I have one question; how do you stay injury free?

    I am constantly injured despite being very careful with mileage. I don’t aim for races any more because I just keep getting injured. I am 33 and have been running since the age of 12 and all the doctors who treat my injury always say things like “overuse” and people are saying that “I’m too old for marathon training”; but you are living proof that it is possible to perform well at an international at a ripe age. I am, or rather used to be, and international cross-country runner and I feel that I have at least one more good international race in me; and I would like to compete in the marathon.

    So what is your secret to being able to do all that mileage in training and not get injured? I would love to know.

    Greetings from Switzerland and well done in Glasgow!

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