JeremyG

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    JeremyG on · in reply to: Help dealing with chronic fatigue #54685

    Thanks ya’ll, I appreciate the feedback. I did get a COVID antibody test over the winter with negative results. I currently am jogging at the slowest possible pace for 2-3 miles once a week and going for an easy bike ride once a week. I’m doing pilates twice a week along with pushups and pullups. I’m tolerating this training fine but am hesitant to do any more since I still don’t have any energy and my legs still feel very very fatigued.

    I’m trying to be patient and take the long view on this but if I’m seeing any improvement it’s on a glacial pace. Anyways, thanks again.

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    JeremyG on · in reply to: Help dealing with chronic fatigue #54659

    Shashi- Thanks for pointing me towards those posts and article. I had considered overtraining as the source of all this early on, but figured (perhaps naively?) that it wouldn’t last this long after some serious rest. Is it possible to still be dealing with OTS after all this time (7ish months of serious rest) ? I’ll admit that most of the symptoms line up. If I haven’t recovered yet, what are the odds I ever will? I didn’t ski at all last winter and it’s really hard to imagine a life without long runs, hikes and skis.

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    JeremyG on · in reply to: pa:hr on Training Peaks free version #34153

    On a related note, if I ran outside, uploaded the run and found the ratio of average pace to Hr from the first half of the run and compared it to the second half of the run, would that be equivalent to the training peaks info or does TP average a bunch of individual Pa:HR data points versus just the average of half the run? Thanks!

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    JeremyG on · in reply to: pa:hr on Training Peaks free version #34152

    Thought I might chip in here… I bought a Polar HR chest band a few years ago and when I run with my phone using the Polar Beat app my runs get uploaded to the flow.polar.com website. There is a feature that lets you find average HR over a portion of the workout, so using a treadmill set at a constant pace you can compare the average HR from the first half of your run to the second half of your run to assess your HR drift. Seems like a good free way to get the info.

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    JeremyG on · in reply to: ME on a stepmill? #8619

    Alright thanks guys. I think I’ve got it. Stepmill isn’t as good as the real deal but will probably still have a positive effect in a pinch. What an awesome resource this site is.

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    JeremyG on · in reply to: ME on a stepmill? #8615

    Looks like I should’ve done a more thorough site search. Thanks for the info. To push back a little, if the speed on the stair mill is low, and I’m fully lifting my body and pack weight onto each step, it seems to me that it’s essentially the same motion as hiking uphill or a box step and I’m working against gravity. I understand that with higher speeds on the machine and/or poor form that keeps your upper body stationary while just moving your legs up and down you can “cheat”. But with proper form and low speeds where the step isn’t falling away underneath you very quickly mechanically it seems pretty similar to hiking. Am I missing something here? Thanks again.

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    JeremyG on · in reply to: Getting sick during recovery weeks #8603

    For what it’s worth, I got sick a couple times last year after my training volume got pretty high (for me at least) and the intensity started to pick up. I think I just kinda hit a wall of what my body could handle. This year has gone better (so far, knock on wood) and I’ve been including some easier workouts well below my AeT to keep the stress on the system down as the volume has increased.

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    JeremyG on · in reply to: Heart Rate Drift #7441

    Thanks for the reply and helpful info. Not what I was hoping to hear though. It’s just so hard to run so slow most of the time! Anyways thanks again.

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    JeremyG on · in reply to: How (and if) to log downhill skiing #4204

    Thanks for the info Scott. I think the take home for me will be to take it easy on the legs for a day or two after a resort day. I basically discounted resort skiing as not being “work” and then ended up over working my legs in subsequent days.

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    JeremyG on · in reply to: HR quickly climbs out of Zone 1 #3723

    I guess a follow up question would be if I’m doing a zone 1 workout how important is it to stay strictly in Zone 1? For instance, if I run up a small hill and my HR climbs into zone 3 or even 4 for a few minutes how much does this interfere with the goal (Zone 1 aerobic) of the training? Thanks in advance.

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