Hi all, recreational athlete here who’s new to the Uphill Athlete ways. Just wanted to post a quick note of thanks to this community for the seemingly endless amount of insightful info here on this site.
I started working on my aerobic base roughly 2 1/2 months ago where I live here in Ft. Worth, TX. I used the MAF formula which put me at 137. Like many, I couldn’t run for any length of time at a pace that kept me below that threshold. So kicked the ego to the curb and trusted the process (and bought a chest strap).
From there walk/runs were the norm…slow progress turned into running w/ no walking. On Tuesday this week I logged a fasted 6 miler at a 9:35 pace with an avg HR of 129. I was pumped!
Got a long way to go to get to the level of many of the athletes here but I feel great and glad I’ve trusted the process. So thank you to everyone here – y’all rock!
Btw, does anyone know of a reputable lab in Dallas-Ft Worth that does metabolic efficiency testing? Apologies if this is a repeat question 🙂