Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I decided to benchmark this week after a great weekend at Afton. Since I had my fastest 25k loop out there, I figured this week would be a good time to do a HADD test.

Also, with the 1st of each month arriving, I see it as the beginning of next years' race training. Hey, it works for me.

The results

Interval Speed (mph) Avg. heart rate
1 6.5 125
2 7 136
3 7.5 144
4 8.4 157
5 8.8 165

Each interval was 1.5 miles, and the goal was to nail heart rates of 125, 135, 145, 155, and 165 repsectively.

I was hoping to match or improve from my last test in early April. It was about the same, although some improvement on the lower end. I was able to nail the first 3 easier segments, where in the past, I was all over the place with my heart rate on those.

This make sense as almost all of my running this year has been below a heart rate of 150.

So, this is the benchmark I will use to improve over the winter.


Runnin-from-the-Law said...

I keep meaning to try one of these HADD tests. Thanks for the reminder - I might give it a try to set a benchmark.

Good to see some improvement.

johnmaas said...

Thanks for the details on the HADD test! Just did one tonight and will test again in the future.
Sounds like you all had a great time out at the Afton fat ass last weekend.
It would have fun to be there.