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BFWHITEHORSE
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5/1/13 1:14 A

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Thankyou Coach Jen for your suggestion, yes I am trying to incorporate strength workouts as well & some basic yoga too.

I am acutally training for a 75k race next feb. My last race being a 10k (last nov in 1:40). So I try to rotate between
1. a.m: treadmill/ stepper (long run day) / p.m.: yoga or swim (maybe)
2. a.m: elliptical & recumbent bike / p.m.: strength
3. a.m: treadmill & stepper / p.m.: yoga or swim
4. a.m: treadmill & stepper / p.m.: strength
5. a.m: elliptical & upright bike / p.m.: yoga or swim
6. a.m: treadmill & stepper / p.m.: strength
7. rest

Once the weather permits (later this year) I'll have my long run days outdoors and not on the treadmill. Now its the beginning of summer here and 6 months to go.
I just recently joined a gym in order to have a more steady level of workouts and trying to get mileage in by cross training rather than just sticking to the treadmill and suffering overuse injury.
I keep the cardio in the a.m. as in the p.m. it keeps me awake :(

I hope to meet with the gym trainer this weekend to incorporate strength workouts as well as I am not much knowledgeable about using the (strength) equipment at the gym.

Edited by: BFWHITEHORSE at: 5/1/2013 (01:33)
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BFWHITEHORSE
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5/1/13 1:05 A

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Thankyou MPLANE37 for your reply. :)
I try to mix up the kind of cardio I do so that I get time to recover between any particular workout. Today I had to get in the red but the cardio was different and I could only just about make it to yellow, so I guess no problem then :)

But its good to know that as long as my body is ok, I should be ok. I guess it all come down to listening to your body.


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4/30/13 6:45 A

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The previous poster has given you some good advice. I'd also add that you really don't need more than 30-45 minutes of cardio, 4-5 days per week. I'm not sure if you're doing any strength training, but if not, I'd use some of that cardio time to strength train instead.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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4/30/13 2:36 A

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As long as you recover from your workouts, working out 6 days a week should be OK. But depending on your age, recovering from intense cardio in 24h may be impossible. For me, certainly it is impossible, I need a 48h recovery period.

Heart rate is really not much of a use except for predicting your caloric burn relatively accurately. There is no harm in exercising in the red zone if you can do that without too much trouble, i.e. you should go by the "perceived rate of exertion" in deciding how far you should push yourself, and you should push hard but not impossibly hard. You would not want to get burned out by doing too much too soon which can lead to dropping all exercise.

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4/30/13 1:25 A

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I am using an adidas MiCoach HRM and program for my cardio workouts 6 days a week with the 7th day rest.

My heart rate zones are : blue (low effort) green (good effort) yellow (hard effort) & red (intense effort).

My question is, is it ok to have
1) one workout per day that involves the heart rate being in the red zone for some time for 6 days a week consecutively?
2) or two different workouts a day that involves the HR being in red again for various times of each workout?

The reason for my question is cause my weekly workout looks like this sort of:
Day 1. cardio1 - 34 min with 5 min in red & cardio2 - 34 min with 4 min in red.
Day 2. cardio1 - 34 min with 3 min in red & cardio2 - 20 min with 1 min in red.
Day 3. cardio1 - 25 min with 0 min in red & cardio2 - 20 min with 1 min in red.
Day 4. cardio1 - 45 min with 0 min in red & cardio2 - 20 min with 1 min in red.
Day 5. Rest day
Day 6. cardio1 - 28 min with 1.5 min in red & cardio2 - 28 min with 8 min in red.
Day 7. cardio1 - 30 min with 1 min in red & cardio2 - 20 min with 1 min in red.

Just curious, as I dont want to stress my heart as well. Btw, I am healthy and fit to workout. So no physcial problems in my heart (yet) :)

http://mybarefootchronicles.wordpress.com

Follow me in my training.
May1st - Feb 1:
Working up in increments & training for
-my next 10K in Nov,
-then a HM in Dec,
-a FM in Jan
-a 72K in Feb.

Aiming to complete within the cut off time.

I can do this!


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