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How steep are the hills you’re cycling up!

151bpm is quite high for 11mph isn’t it?
I guess it just depends what sort of hills you do really some might be 200m long but a gradual incline and others might be 100m but 3 times as steep! Ha
Depends what route I take but my cycling is all just hills some gradual others are brutal which will cause the heart rate to get high.
This is same distance I did not long ago but less steep hills and heart rate is casual of anything!
It’s funny the stair master you see in the gym 10 minutes on a high level on that my heart rate goes 190 odd which I can understand why they have life threating pictures on it if done to much!
 

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I’ve heard those stair masters are really good, but never actually used one. Might have to give it a go!
 

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Also looking to get the Garmin Fenix 6X, need something that'll be easy to use and great for planning all my exercises. Turn 18 next month so will be a nice treat for myself, though I know I won't be able to take it into RT.
I recently upgraded my Garmin and was looking at the 6x but it comes in a 51mm case - not sure if you child like wrists like myself but I tried one on and it looked ridiculously massive !Screenshot_20201006-170909_WhatsApp.jpg

I went for this one in the end and doesnt look oversized on my wrists - hope this helps!
 

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I recently upgraded my Garmin and was looking at the 6x but it comes in a 51mm case - not sure if you child like wrists like myself but I tried one on and it looked ridiculously massive !Screenshot_20201006-170909_WhatsApp.jpg

I went for this one in the end and doesnt look oversized on my wrists - hope this helps!
Thanks mate I will look into this! Could save me a couple hundred pound if I go for the middle size. Will have to see one in a shop instead of buying online then!
 

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4 miles @ 8 min mile with a couple of stinking hills on training area
 

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I’ve heard those stair masters are really good, but never actually used one. Might have to give it a go!
Yeah its the only machine or workout I have done that’s made me feel physically sick everytime it’s basically just walking up the stairs at a faster pace but it’s one of those machines your only really meant to do a few minutes on it if you do the hard levels.
 

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I deep cleaned mens changing room and pool deck(pb 20 minutes) I think the squeegee was heavier than it was last time!!;)
 

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Not posted in a while! Been getting back into strength work recently, while making sure I don't lose my running ability.

Today's gym session was a timed 5k on treadmill at 2.0 incline, followed by "Pull" strength.

- 5k in 19:52. PB is 19:40 but given the 30 secs it took to get up to speed I'm happy.
- 14 Pull-Ups PB, then 4 sets of 5.
- Deadlifts pyramid sets from 100kg up to 170kg and back down (2 reps per set). Never really done them so these are a weak point but 170 is still a PB. Goal is >220.
- 3x 10 Pull-Ups again.
- 5x5 Seated Rows @65kg

Sadly the gyms in Merseyside are about to close again, so all progress in strength will go down the drain and I'll be back to Conditioning Circuits like those I used to post in this thread every day over summer. It was fun while it lasted!

Tomorrow will be "push day" so a bodyweight circuit to start (Press-Ups, Sit-Ups, Squats, Burpees) before going into Heavy Squats (>100kg), Smith Machine Bench Press (PB 100kg so aim to beat), then push days usually also involve some conditioning so probably tabata sandbag Squats, tabata jump squats, RMFA Press-Ups etc etc.
 

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7.5 mile run straight into 5 x Max Pull Ups 5 x Max Sit Ups 5 x Max Press Ups
 

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Little ab workout then did my fastest one mile time, 5.55 minutes. Soo happy with that
 

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In fact my strava says it was 5.51, plus the half mile is 8 m 39
I love doing a 1mile best effort as it gives you a mental boost for knocking down your 1.5mile PB. I’m just under 6mins also and my 1.5mile time in June was 10:30-11 so massive improvements. Extremely confident I could at least break sub 9:30 now. But like you said the pace suggest sub 9
 

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I love doing a 1mile best effort as it gives you a mental boost for knocking down your 1.5mile PB. I’m just under 6mins also and my 1.5mile time in June was 10:30-11 so massive improvements. Extremely confident I could at least break sub 9:30 now. But like you said the pace suggest sub 9
If you can run a 6 minute mile you can run a 9 minute 1.5, it's just how much you're willing to stay in the 'cave' for that last little push.

Any time I've gone sub-08:40 has usually ended in vomit, dizziness or the occasional accidental sh*t in my shorts, no joke -banghead-
 

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I love doing a 1mile best effort as it gives you a mental boost for knocking down your 1.5mile PB. I’m just under 6mins also and my 1.5mile time in June was 10:30-11 so massive improvements. Extremely confident I could at least break sub 9:30 now. But like you said the pace suggest sub 9
I did a really subpar workout today so I figured lets do a 5k as I haven't ran properly in a week apart from sprints, I started running and checked my phone towards the end of a mile and seen I was on 0.9miles at 5.5m/m pace and was like WHATTT. Seeing as my last best 1 mile time was 6m 48. I think I am going to try to go even faster tomorrow and get the 1.5miles done. Part of this run is a tiny bit of downhill so I thought maybe it's cheating ahaha but I don't think I'd have been much slower on a flat surface. It just confirms to me how much your mind plays with you. I literally did sprints the other day at 6.3m/m pace and I could hardly manage 300m as I was running way too fast for 100m and messed my breathing up for the rest. Got a better workout tomorrow but will try fit this route in again but carry on running to get a good PR. Can only go up from here. (Unless I get fat again).
If you can run a 6 minute mile you can run a 9 minute 1.5, it's just how much you're willing to stay in the 'cave' for that last little push.

Any time I've gone sub-08:40 has usually ended in vomit, dizziness or the occasional accidental sh*t in my shorts, no joke -banghead-
100% this confirms to me that it's all mental. Without looking at the time I didn't think I was running that fast!
 
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