Why you should (and should NOT) run in the grey zone
Purgatory in catholic/Christian religious circles is the in-between place right after you die. You’re not alive, but you’re also not in the afterlife. You’re mildly suffering in a hybrid limbo state of purgatory.
If you’re training for a run or endurance event, this place is called the GREY ZONE! Most coaches preach to not stay in the grey zone (which is between aerobic and anaerobic heart rate zones on a 5 zone heart rate model)
If you follow the 80/20 rule, you know that 8 out of 10 runs should be easy like very easy and 2 of those 10 should be hard... like very hard.
So where then do grey zone runs fit that is between easy and hard? We’ll attempt to answer that and clear up the confusion about the grey zone in this episode.
What You Will Learn
- What the grey zone is
- How to stay out of it
- When the best time to be in this zone is
- A fun story of how I thought I was in the grey zone, but I wasn't
- And much more
- Heart rate zones explained - https://www.polar.com/blog/running-heart-rate-zones-basics/
- Training in the grey zone: How to avoid the Zone 3 Plateau - https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/training-in-the-grey-zone-how-to-avoid-the-zone-3-plateau/
- DLake/Daren Instagram - instagram.com/dlakecreates - Mike Trees - https://instagram.com/run.nrg
- Podcast Concept, Production and Marketing BY POD PASTE
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