MAFF Training

Discussion in 'Training Information/Training Regimens' started by mokaman, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. NickW

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    Garmin forerunner 305. This is the one that I use and I really like it and it seems to be very accurate. The problem is it is a bit cumbersome sizewise, but I like that I can use it on my bike too so I don't have to have a different one for it. I bought the additional mounting hardware for the bike which was really pretty inexpensive. I like the amount of feedback I can have on the screen too as I hate trying to hit a button while running or biking. You can also set up interval training as well as routes or "ghost runner" as well on it.
     
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  2. migangelo

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    i'm sure if you can handle wearing a bra you can handle a hr monitor. garmin has a lot of new watches out. touch screen with cool colors, much better than a big clunky out of production model someone else recommended. ^^^ :p
     

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    On the other hand, it could just be exponentially adding to my misery. But it sounds like I can wear something on the wrist? I'll look into it more.
     
  4. NickW

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    My model is a great model Mike, and need I remind you how much more accurate mine was compared to your fancy newer model? :D
     
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    or was it?

    ditch the bra then. with the smoothness of running bf they girls shouldn't bounce, right?

    wrist isn't as accurate as chest strap.
     

  6. NickW

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    I concur.
     
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    I think this has been covered on another thread, so I'll leave you to research that by yourself. ;)
     
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    i need volunteers to study then. women only. no moobs.
     

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    :banghead: or just read the thread...:banghead:
     
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    This older model 305 is what I wear...it is good but very large and the battery time is limited if you want to do anything over 3 - 4 hours...its basically good for switching between Bike and Run for triathlon training. My next one will be smaller and just for running.
     
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    Wearing the heartrate monitor strap is no big deal at all...you will forget its there after a couple runs or so...the biggest issue with Maff is adjusting to a slower pace in the beginning. Its like paying your due's the first time around thru the base building phase...I wouldn't start it with any soon to be looming races.
     
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    I am just feeling pretty relaxed about everything right now. Also, I just read about 40% of the book today and am inspired. I don't want to feel like my knees hurt from landing too hard, though.
     
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    It should be just the opposite...less wear and tear easy recovery since your going slower at first...you may have to walk a bit on bigger size uphills also.
     
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    If you can handle erratic take a look at this!
    I think I must have had a lot of cross-talk on the second half of today's run - there were a lot of runners out.
     
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    I guess I was thinking more in nursing terms, picturing it showing my arrhythmias, but it won't do that.
     
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    Not that much detail!
     
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    Have you already written about your experience using the MAF approach somewhere?
     
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    I don't think I have a strict Maffetone approach to training. I just do most of my miles at a low heart rate and gie it laldy when I want to. It seems to work fine as an approach!

    I realised a good while ago that not everything can be done flat-out, all the time with any hope of continuing the activity indefinitely!

    I've never looked for improvement in terms of doing MAF tests or whatever.
     
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    Good to know! Thanks so much for the input -
     
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