Not an expert by any means, but I’ve tried running with a weight vest in the past. Be careful not to get injured. That’s all I can really contribute.
I have a question regarding running with a weight vest. I’m often running with my girlfriend, who runs considerable slower than me. If I run with her, my heart rate is on the flats at ~115bpm and on my “normal” uphill track ~125bpm. My AeT is ~154. So this would be low Zone 1 or even Zone 0 for me. It’s nice as a recovery workout, but I don’t want to do recovery workouts so often.
So, I started to wear a 10kg weight vest when running with her which elevates my heart rate to ~135bpm. This is at least Zone 1 for me.
But should I consider such training as “specific”, as opposed to “base building”? Because this is kind of a “light” muscular endurance workout, no? Or is it ok to go even heavier as long as my heartrate is below my AeT? Because I have now bought a set of leg and wrist weights.
Thank you for your wisdom! 😉
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