Midlife Running Updates

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Maf training with cancer

Hi Nicole, your articles are very interesting. I have recently had a left lower lobe removed due to a spread of bowel cancer. I have started to try

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HR very high during first mile, afterwards gets back to normal

HI. I have been doing the MAF training for 1 year, using the wrist HR monitor from my watch. Recently I started using a chest HR monitor and noticed that

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Losing all hope

Hi Nicole, I’m approaching my ninth month of Maf training and I have gone through several stages of disappointment, re-energising, depression with the

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Same MAF rules for Elliptical, Exercise bike, walking on treadmill with elevation?

I'm 73 and workout 6 days a week on treadmill, elliptical and sometimes recumbent bike. On the treadmill I do NOT run (knees) but walk at 4.5 with elevation

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Me again! Is this normal MAF progress?

Hello I've completed 3 solid months of MAF only training, and I'm wondering what I need to tweak to get the most out of the next 6 months? I run probably

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MAF Plateau

After 4 months I suspect I have stopped improving. As I start my fifth month I'm trying to find out if I can introduce something different from MAF once

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Weight lifting

Can you incorporate a weight lifting routine while training according to MAF? Nicole's reply: Hi Mike, thanks for you question. Strength training is an

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How many miles a week on MAF

I am 56 and have been running regularly for 9 years my average weekly mileage is between 15 to 20 miles. However this can increase when training for races.

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Stryd Footpod Review - I put it to the test in training and racing

Stryd footpod review. I've been using Stryd for a year now on both road and trail to see if I could improve my race times.

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Will doing HIIT effect my MAF Traning

Hi, I have just started doing MAF training. I run about 3 - 4 times a week and then do about 35 minutes HIIT twice a week on the non-running days. I have

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MAF cardio inbetween strength training days

I enjoy 3 day a week strength training. I'd like to incorporate some MAF cardio on my off days, shooting for 3 days per week. With no specific competition

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How often should I run ?

I was running for 5 years on and off, so I’m not really new to it. Usually only 2-3 times per week and then only 5-10km max. I hated it because it was

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After 6 months MAF , my pace not improve.

Hi, I'm 28 years old. Last 6 months ago, i started my MAF training. My pace during that time is 10 and average hr is 146bpm (5Km). Now my pace stand at

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When have I done enough MAF only?

I've bitten the bullet on MAF training, after years of running at a high heart rate! I've been training MAF exclusively for about 7 weeks and I've noticed

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70 and started Park Run and doing Couch to 5K

I started running ( really walk jog) a few years ago then life just got busy and I stopped. This year as I turned 70 I decided to start again. I thought

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