Heart Rate Variability, a new number to geek out over…

I have a new tool toy to geek out on in my running arsenal!  I’ve been listening to a few podcasts, and reading articles on HRV, or Heart Rate Variability.  I had never even heard of HRV until a month or so ago, but in the reading I’ve done, it sounds like an awesome tool to use in my training.   Continue reading “Heart Rate Variability, a new number to geek out over…”

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A #MAFFail in the extreme cold

As I’ve mentioned a few times now, during this off season from seriously training for any race, I’m working on building my base and endurance through MAF.  I give more detail on what this entails in the post I linked up, but basically, I’ve been wearing a Heart Rate Monitor on all my runs and trying to keep my HR below 145 or so.  This was actually going quite well for the most part, until we were struck by some extremely cold weather over the last week or 10 days.    Continue reading “A #MAFFail in the extreme cold”

My Obligatory Winter Running Post…

Well it seems that winter has hit us, like a ton of bricks, really really cold bricks. I’m often asked if I run outside through the winter.  I think to non-runners, or people who live in warmer climates it seems truly insane to run outside through our winters.  I admit, that even to me, some days it seems a bit crazy to run outside in our winter weather. Continue reading “My Obligatory Winter Running Post…”