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10k progression running 3-4 times a week


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Old 24-04-2017, 05:57 AM   #31
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HRM Spike

Hi Thor,
I see that you are experiencing some spikes with your HRM strap at the start of your runs. I have also had some spikes in the past(I'm using Garmin's HRM-Run strap btw).

Have you tried moistening it? After you strap it to your chest, go to the bathroom sink, wet you hands and rub them on the strap's pads that are in contact with your skin. Make sure that the strap is nice & moist before the run.

The reason for the spike is probably because of static electricity. This is also accentuated if you're wearing synthetic clothing(like runners normally wear). During cold weather your skin is a bit dryer than usual and you don't start sweating right from the start.

P.S. Sorry to step into your thread, just wanted to give some advice that worked for me.

Enjoy your runs!
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Old 24-04-2017, 06:21 AM   #32
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Thanks for your input, Osiris!

Yeah, after doing som googling I found what you just explained regarding the HRM strap. I always moisten the contact areas but some times even that doesn`t help. So my conclusion is that it must be static electrisity from my clothing and/or cold weather and dry skin. It`s only been this bad with a particular shirt I`ve worn lately. And after switching to another shirt(s) this last week there have not been any problems. Also I have soaked the whole strap just to make sure there`s enough moist. It is really annoying when it happens but it`s nice to know something about what`s causing it!

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Old 25-04-2017, 04:16 PM   #33
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April 25th: 5x8 with 2 min easy between each lap.

Lap 1: 8 min @ 5:03 min/km
Avrg HR: 158

Lap 2: 8 min @ 5:03 min/km
Avrg HR: 160

Lap 3: 8 min @ 4:56 min/km
Avrg HR: 161

Lap 4: 8 min @ 4:52 min/km
Avrg HR: 163

Lap 5: 8 min @ 4:37 min/km
Avrg HR: 166

12,8 km total.
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Old 26-04-2017, 06:17 AM   #34
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looks to be a very well-controlled session

very nice

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Old 27-04-2017, 05:02 PM   #35
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April 27th: 30 min easy
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Old 29-04-2017, 05:49 PM   #36
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April 29th: 10k race

Time: 48:41

I am aiming at a race may 31st. How do I find my workout paces from my 10k time?
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