Well thats great news mate!winniewinser wrote: ↑September 28th, 2020, 3:05 pmSession 1 of week 2 of my new plan......and to get used to seeing 30' on the monitor I decided to do 2x30'/2'R with a HR cap of 70%. Still a couple of mins in the green but felt pretty good. Watched Netflix Social Dilemma documentary which is an eye opener, especially for any parent......it really makes you realise just what social media is doing to everyone.
1:00:00.0 13,924m 2:09.2 20 123
30:00.0 6,987m 2:08.8 20 123
30:00.0 6,937m 2:09.7 20 124
I also saw the cardiologist this afternoon for a final consultation who basically confirmed that there was nothing untoward in any of my test results.....just as I suspected. I was told that my heart is healthy and fit for my age. So what's causing the 'issues' I have been seeing......well it was suggested that maybe I had been pushing too hard, too soon and too often which was probably true during Feb/Mar with various online competitions. It's also possible that the stress of seeing the HR on the monitor may not be helping either. So basically I can continue but should I get any more 'issues' then I should stop and take note.
I was however advised that work over 170ish is always going to come with associated risks to damaging ones heart. She said that even super fit athletes can have issues if they push the ticker too hard for too long but in someone my age it does increase the risk of a stroke or the need for intervention later in life. That bit was the downside and I now have to think about what I should be doing going forward. It's obviously positive that there are no underlying issues or damage currently but the suggestion was that it may be best to avoid those all out attacks . She suggested Yoga!
I think at the moment I am happy to continue but will look to balance out training with rest and other activities. I've reduced mileage already in the last 3 weeks....I'm 150k down on August and weekly numbers are currently around 60k per week for 100k previously. I believe that the blue zone training has helped with rebuilding a good base for future progress but I have to assess whether it's worth chasing PB's. Part of the lure of erging has been trying to improve so that would take the gloss off it.
That's enough blurb....day off the erg tomorrow as prescribed......so just a few weights and core in the morning.
Interesting point about work over 170ish - presuming thats close to your max. It made me reflect on what i do.
Over the past 7 workouts i have spent 8 minutes 30 above 180 bpm. Surely that is ok. Its not like we are spending hours in that zone - we just dip in for a few moments here and there.