I realise that this is a typical noob question but I've trawled the site and haven't quite found the answer for my situation. So I thought I'd better ask people with a few more clues!
I'm currently training (just started) for my first marathon. The area where I live/train has a lot of short, sharp hills around it and when I run up one of these my heart rate is quickly elevated to the point where even a fast walk has me in the green zone and I need to walk fairly slowly to maintain blue. I'm torn between feeing that I should be running the whole session versus the belief that I should be listening to micoach. I don't feel pushed during my runs but nor do I think the zones are set too low (sessions on the spin bike have me working hard to get into the zones).
So in a nutshell, should I just walk where necessary, in order to stay in zone or am I better off just taking it easy when going uphill but not worrying too much about breaching the zones?
Thanks in advance,
thanks for posting.
The most important thing when training is to not overdo since I can see you are doing a steady progress. I can see how the hills can affect your zones since getting in the right zone when doing a heart-rate based workout can be quite difficult. I am not sure if you are a beginner or if you have already tried to run towards specific goals such as 5k or 10k, however if you are starting I would recommend not do too much hill climbing and interval training but rather to focus on a flat route or a mixed one.
In the other hand, if you really think your zones are right for you then I would rather consider then to change your route or the type of coaching, maybe you will feel more comfortable with a pace-based training than with a heart-rate based one.
I would like to share with you the following link with a similar thread, there RocknRun15 and @fvri, one of our most active members of the miCoach community assess a question similar to yours: http://community-micoach.adidas.com/message/50830#50830
Also, any other tip from other members of the community is more than welcome .
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