Re: Benefits of running a long run slow

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RandyS wrote:
It mainly shows that I am making progress by showing a drop in heart rate over a period of months, under the same conditions and pace.

Actually, it shows that the cardiovascular system is becoming more efficient/fit and clearly this would doubtlessly still occur without use of an HRM — stating the obvious, I know. Progress will happen due to consistent training, believe it.

It seems to be a part of at least some college programs too. At least it is at Colorado under Wetmore.

Bullcrap. The frequency is so high that I cannot keep track of the number of times I have seen some internet know-it-all believe that he can read one person’s account of a single season that took place nearly five years ago and can then go around making assertions like he really knows something.