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QT: The Good, Bad, and Ugly After 6+ Years of Heart Rate Training (Best Of-ish)

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My oh my!

Has it already been a year over six years that I’ve been doing this whole heart rate training thing?

Time sure flies when you’re running slow!

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Ok, so maybe time doesn’t fly.

But it is hard to believe that it’s been a full six years since I completely overhauled my diet and training philosophy for a year-long experiment.

The results? We will get to those in a moment. Read more

QT: Overlooked Factors that Increase Your Heart Rate During a Run


For many runners that get into heart rate training, and even for some of us that have been at it for a while, it can be a bit of a struggle to keep your heart rate down while running.

I know when I really devoted myself to MAF training, I found myself walking a lot more than I expected because my heart rate kept climbing beyond my upper target.

If you could care less about heart rate training, in any of its forms, this post/episode really isn’t for you.

But if you’re into MAF, zone, 80/20, or any other form of training where heart rate is a factor, this post may help you keep your heart rate from shooting up too quickly on your next run. Read more

Quick Tip: Measuring Your Progress with Heart Rate Training the MAF Way


Admittedly, when you commit to heart rate training it can be difficult to feel like you’re making much progress.

No matter what the science says, and it’s pretty conclusive about the benefits of heart rate training, it can be tough to “see” much progress.

And let’s not kid ourselves, while science is great if we can’t see our own progress we start to wonder if any progress is actually happening. Read more