Angelos

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    Angelos on · in reply to: Underfoot pain #42651

    Alright, your tips are very helpful. It will probably be a mountain-bike summer for me.

    Thank you so much ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Angelos on · in reply to: Underfoot pain #42600

    Thank you for your comments guys.

    Firstly, I should say that it doesn’t feel like a bone injury, I suppose that this scenario could be rejected. Nevertheless, I feel pain only in specific cases/movements. Only when I’m stepping on small or big rocks. It’s something sensitive to high pressure, like my bodyweight. When I’m pressing with my fingers I don’t feel it at all, neither when I’m walking in the city or on the bike.

    It happened in a period of relatively high volume (for me) and very low intensity. However, I felt pain very suddenly, is that how a chronic-fatigue pain would reveal ? Also, it is a spot-specific pain. I don’t have pain in any other area of the foot, toes or the rest of the leg. I’m also stretching but nothing has changed. Perhaps reject plantar fasciitis as well ?

    Personally, I assume that it is something on soft tissue (muscles?, tendons?, nerves?) that happened after a trauma event (pushing on sharp rocks whilst running downhill).

    I’ll try taping and see how it goes. I was afraid to run even on flats, I may try a little bit to test its reactions.

    Cheers !

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    Angelos on · in reply to: Underfoot pain #42565

    Sometimes, when I wake up in the morning, I can feel that something is going on down there. It isn’t pain, it isn’t annoying. I just can feel that there is something in there that shouldn’t be.

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    Angelos on · in reply to: Flat AeT test – too hard pace #41607

    That’s interesting !
    I haven’t done an AnT test for a while. The last time I tested it (3 months ago), it was something like 170 bpm and since then I haven’t even try to reach that high (I’m focusing on aerobic capacity).
    My current AeT (or what I was testing 2 days ago) was near 150 bpm. I could easily talk and breath from the nose for a while (I’m not very good at nose breathing though) . Also, I can train near 140-150 bpm for hours so, considering that I’m not a very experienced athlete, I guess that I’m going aerobically. I don’t really have data about decoupling or something but I can say that if my legs were not hurting I could go push quite a bit.

    As an extra hint, I’m 23 years old so these numbers are pretty close to the MAF ones (although it might not be a good example for comparison).

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    Angelos on · in reply to: Flat AeT test – too hard pace #41581

    Thanks Scott, that is really helpful !
    My heart rate drift was about 2% so, probably I could repeat the test in a faster pace. However, I don’t really think that I will. The previous one caused some muscular/tendon discomfort, I guess my form on flats is the main reason for this…

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    Angelos on · in reply to: Online cardiac drift calculator / AeT test #41502

    I tried it with Garmin.
    Great job ! Thank you !

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    Angelos on · in reply to: Bonk in fasted long run #41101

    Thanks a lot for your advice !

    I’m 22 years old and I’m training for long mountaineering days, I don’t have a specific goal planned. Since I know that I need to build my aerobic base I’m focusing on that.

    A quick update to my initial bonking issue: It appeared to be that it was a matter of intensity. I focused on not getting in Z3 at all and it worked well, I ran up to 3h without problems ! I can feel that I’m gradually recovering from ADS and I don’t need to get that much slow on steeper parts so, it’s more manageable to keep my heart rate low. It surprises me that I can run in low Z2 on uphills and Z1 on flats.

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    Angelos on · in reply to: Bonk in fasted long run #40863

    Thank you Scott for your comments !
    I’ll certainly be more conscious and strict on the intensity of my workouts from now on !

    By saying “high-carb” I don’t only mean highly processed. For sure, I do eat pasta, bread and other wheat-flour based products though in moderation. Whole foods such as legumes (beans, chickpeas), oats, rice and vegetables constitute the biggest part of my diet but these are high-carb as well, right ?
    I do eat fish, meat, nuts too. However, what I am saying is that I can’t afford those high-fat/low-carb options as the biggest part of my daily diet (at least here in Greece these foods are much more expensive than legumes and veggies) in order to significantly reduce the total carb intake and replace it by fats.

    Also, I should mention that very often I have to eat in the restaurant of the university (there are whole food options there but again mostly carbs) so it’s not always up to me to choose whatever I want to eat

    I appreciate your comments !

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    Angelos on · in reply to: Bonk in fasted long run #40733

    Thank you all for your replies.
    I’ve experience with long and fasted efforts since about 5 years ago but it was about 6 months ago when I started doing more consistent and planned work (tftUA). Generally, I try to maintain my long run efforts in Z2 (ADS). However, in some steeper parts I might get some Z3 spikes, nothing special, 2-3 bpm higher than AeT, cumulating 20-30 mins in that low Z3. To be honest, I don’t really try to avoid it and probably, I should work on it (or/and retest my AeT).
    Talking about diet, I’m a university student and I can’t really afford a fat-based diet, I’ll try to have some low-carb dinners before my morning aerobic trainings and I’ll see how it goes.
    Thanks again for your suggestions !

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