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  • in reply to: First HM pace when I’ve not run a race before? #20615
    FatDad
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    Yes, been in the same boat. If you have a Stryd that gives race predictions that I was told here were accurate. That is what I used. My Garmin watch also has a race prediction.

    Also think about your race strategy, you will likley want to be a bit slower at the start to keep something in the tank for the end.

    Personally my main goals on my first race were to finish and not injure myself. I then used it as a benchmark.

    in reply to: Level 2 50k – Missing a week due to injury #20576
    FatDad
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    Hi, I’m not a coach, but I would not loose any recovery or taper weeks as that is more likley to result in an injury. Especially if your back is recovering. Once you start running again I would take a few days to ramp up from where you were pre-injury to where you should be for your schedule.
    If the injury is still nagging I would see a sports physiotherapist. One session may make all the difference.

    in reply to: Not sure if I’m on track with marathon program #20555
    FatDad
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    In addition to the great advice above, see if your device will give you a race prediction. For Garmin this is in the Performance widget. I have no idea how accurate this is, but it will give you some understanding.

    in reply to: Missing runs whilst on vacation #20554
    FatDad
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    Hi,
    I’m not a coach, but have been in a similar position. MY concern would be to avoid injury by stopping for a week and then moving up 2 weeks. Firstly, can you do some fitness on holiday eg in a pool and or gym, running up stairs etc. Secondly I would use the first week back to move from week 8-9, say by using days 1-3 from week 8 then the rest from week 9. I don’t think a week is anything to worry about, enjoy your holiday and come back refreshed!

    in reply to: Marathon Level 2 #20495
    FatDad
    Participant

    Every 3rd week is a recovery week on all 8020 running plans

    in reply to: Garmin Maximum Workouts Exceeded #20485
    FatDad
    Participant

    When I got this I just deleted a bunch of workouts with no I’ll effects.

    in reply to: When Will Masters Plans be on PAYG? #20405
    FatDad
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    Thanks,

    having been to the Physio today who said I was overloading on running, that is good advice.

    Many thanks again.

    in reply to: When Will Masters Plans be on PAYG? #20389
    FatDad
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    So just looking at the masters plan and the sample week. I don’t have access to any gym equipment (hence why I run). I do have a crappy QVC static bike (if Mrs FatDad does not complain about my sweating all over it), but its not ideal. I’m wondering what I can do for the cross training. Could I just do a foundation run for the same zones?

    in reply to: When Will Masters Plans be on PAYG? #20388
    FatDad
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    Fantastic thanks. I was looking on this (the 8020) website which it looks like has not been updated.

    in reply to: Problems with zones in plan #20369
    FatDad
    Participant

    Sometimes the notes, workout description and actual workout do not all match. It’s just a typo/ cut and paste error. Personally I just do the workout in Training Peaks as delivered to my watch.

    in reply to: How hard should intervals be? #20365
    FatDad
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    Hi, I am not a coach, but think you should run the intervals as specified. It is not HIT. They are designed for different things: for example, the one you describe sounds like it is getting you used to race pace, which is not all out. This also helps you practice pacing. At some point you are likely to be doing intervals with 3 different paces in the same set, repeated multiple times

    That’s my experience anyway. Hope it helps.

    in reply to: Starting Volume #20364
    FatDad
    Participant

    I would consider switching to Level 1, which you can do for free. Moving from running 3 days a week to 6 days a week I found a big jump.

    in reply to: COVID IM 1 month out #20350
    FatDad
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    Thanks from me as well Leyla. I’m 2 weeks out from a race and stupidly running through a dodgy periformus. I’m going to stop running for a week so I don’t spend all summer limping!

    in reply to: Problems with zones in plan #20349
    FatDad
    Participant

    Yes, Training Peaks and 8020 have worked together to embed 8020 in TP.

    See below for how to put 8020 zones into TP https://www.8020endurance.com/understanding-trainingpeaks-workout-plan/

    in reply to: Pain in lungs vs. pain in legs #20311
    FatDad
    Participant

    hi,

    To answer your question, I’ve been vegetarian for 40 years and Vegan for over 30 years – over 20 years before I started running as a hobby so I don’t know if it makes any difference. .

    As I am sure you are aware, you can get all the vitamins you need from a good vegan diet (with the possible exception of B12 if you don’t like yeast extract). I follow a terrible diet! In the UK I have recently used Centurium (over 50), Holland and Barret own brand and if I am feeling rich Solgar. Solgar would be my preference (32p/day). If you just want iron then I have had a Dr recommend Floradix, but it tastes of cherries which I cant stand.

    I had not heard of Athletic Greens before – fantastic if it works for you, but its the same price (in the UK) as a coach. Personally I would try the coach over the vitamins (you can even get an 8020 certified one via this site).

    Quite a few years ago my mum paid for me to go to a ‘proper’ nutritionist who got a few blood tests done and said I was deficient in one specific vitamin, and I took a supplement and did feel better. Of course I did not keep it up. There are a lot of quacks – so perhaps your Dr can recommend a nutritionist.

    Unfortunately the new masters plans are only available to subscribers at the moment (i am not one).

    Hope that helps.

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