HeatrunnerJuly 17, 2017 at 10:59 amPost count: 0
For more accurate prediction when cycling and running: Is there any means to include a combination of running and cycling mileage in any the Jack Daniels VDOT race finish time predictor or any other predictor?
As I age, the need for recovery time increases relative to time on feet. To reduced injury risk and build physiology, I utilize cycling/spinning. It is significantly less boring than running in the pool. Wondering the effects of each and in combination. For example Running 50 miles per week with no cycling vs. 35 miles running + 35 cycling. Would like to understand the relationship across various combinations and its effect on race time prediction from 5K to Marathon.
Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks for your time.
BradApril 26, 2018 at 8:52 amPost count: 0
Good question Heatrunner. I am interested in the response to this question too…
Chris ReesJuly 31, 2018 at 9:13 amPost count: 0
Not quite the asnwqer you’re looking for, but here are 3 options.
1) Ithlete, an app on the phone which measures you HRV (good predictor of stress on Central Nervous System and hence recovery). You can also upgrade to Ithlete Pro for £30/year wehich gives more detailed backgorund
2) Firstbeat Athlete Software. Pairs with a watch that record r/r beats and suggests recovery period
3) Many Garmin watches have a recovery feature which uses the FirstBeat analytics to define hours required for body to recover for next harder session.
PS I am not related to Garmin or Firstbeat, but have used these since major overttraining syndrome 5 years ago.
Calculating the effect of cycling and other cross-training on race finish times