Did the normal Wednesday night newbie run tonight. There were actually people there this time! I was starting to get a complex because since I have taken over the run for Jen (she was busy training for and doing the Barb's race HIM) the attendance has been really bad! So it was fun, and Espeed made it out which was great since I haven't talked to her for awhile.
The topic of todays discussion is: Heart rate zones. Or more specifically, why is my heart rate so freakin high?
Yesterday- 3 mile tempo run- heart rate stayed over 190 for the last 2 miles!
Tonight- 4.5 mile super duper easy recovery run- Average heart rate 165, max 188. So I was in Zone 4 for a run that was paced such that I feel like I could do it forever. Is this normal? I can't even imagine trying to do a zone 3 run. It would be like 15 minute miles! That would be painful.
Stats of the day:
4.55 miles in 47:35 minutes
Average pace 10:26/mile
total calories: 848 (so this is screwed up somehow. When I ran under a bridge it logged me as going 26 miles per hour)
Avg heart rate: 165
Max Heart rate: 188
Total ascent: 1601 feet (this also seems a little (a lot) steep
I think the Garmin has a little trouble in the middle of the city. Oh, well.
Have a great night everyone! Enjoy this tremendous weather. And start to get excited- the best season is knocking on the door. Fall! Football, apple pie, crisp nights, and 2 months of perfect training weather. The only season of the year that the weather is consistently bearable in Cleveland.