Training without compromising immune system

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    pat.day
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    Hi, hope everybody is well.
    Does anybody have any guidance on the level/type of training that can be undertaken without compromising the immune system.
    I use a garmin Fenix 3 which shows “training effect”, my training effect for the last 5 runs [over 7 days] has been between 3.2 and 3.4, showing a recovery time of around 18 hours in each case.
    I know there a many variables in working out what is right, but I was wondering if this is too much training.

    Pat


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    Scott Semple on #39862

    Good question. In general, I would ignore anything that uses a generic formula (i.e. any metric on an off-the-shelf watch) and find out what is specific to you.

    First, find your aerobic threshold heart rate with a treadmill drift test. (Search this site for lots of info on that.)

    Second, keep all of your training below it in intensity. For volume, only do enough volume so that you can do the same workout length day after day. If you can recover in 24 hours, then I’d say your volume is at the right level to not threaten immunity.


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    pat.day on #39906

    Hi Scott,
    Thanks for the reply.
    I’ll do some research on a treadmill drift test.

    Pat

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