Midlife Running Updates

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Frequency and Duration of MAF training

Sir, I am a 67 year old male marathon runner. I have been running since the last 6 years but started doing MAF training since the last 3 months. Have

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Recommend a simple reliable heart rate monitor?

I have just retired, at age 67, having walked about 9 miles each day for the last 15 years, as a postman. I last ran more than a mile about 10 years ago.

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I was absolutely amazed to find this website...and then I started reading the article without looking at the title...I kept thinking I've done so many

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Can’t run

Hi, I’m 43, and I have struggled with health, fitness, and weight for my entire adult life. My MAF HR max is 132. I can easily walk under this number

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How to run slowly with good technique

Hi I’m trying to return to a consistent running regime purely as a way of boosting fitness, getting outside in nature and having some headspace. My running

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How fast can I get using MAF

Hi, I started MAF running a few months ago and want to set an ambitious goal for my 10k run. And so I was wondering, how fast can one realistically run

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Covid vaccine and running stamina

Im a 69 year old active lady who last year started running through the Walk To Run program. Although in good shape if still took me many months before

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Do you run all runs at your MAF rate or are there different zones?

I’ve been running at my MAF rate 180-49 = 131 do I keep all my runs at this HR. I run 4 times a week and using this new method post an operation to reduce

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MAF 180 confusion - Can't reach MAF heart rate

I am 60 years old and have regularly cycled for 3 years (3-4 times a week), my MAF HR is 120 and I had an infection earlier this year so deducted 5 then

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Is MAF right for me?

I have been running for the past 4 years. I am fairly fit though recent injury means I am taking it easy. As such, it was a good time to research why

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MAF training break

Hi I have been doing MAF training for close to 9 months of base building. My HR was 137 and started at around 9.45/km and progressed to around 8.10/km.

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MAF Post Covid-19 infection

I'm 43 y.o and has been running since 2016. On early feb, i started my 3 months MAF at 137bpm. After a few weeks I can see some improvement on both of

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Is 70 too old?

I don’t want to race. I just want to run for fun. Am I too old at 70 to learn to run? What advice can you give me please? Nicole's reply Hi Rosemary

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Racing with MAF training

Good day I’m doing MAF-only training 5 days a week training for a 50 miler. Started MAF training postpartum to get back into running while staying injury

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What happens after the first X months

I am following (assiduously) a MAF plan, and staying injury-free for once! The plan is for a half-marathon and lasts 12 weeks and soon I will graduate.

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