Weather: Stunt run!
Cold weather again today. Looks like another thickest socks sort of run.
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Quicker run, due to feeling very cold, seems to have my heartbeats per meter up over 1 again.
I stopped briefly in to my local medical clinic to exchange one small bit of info, and though I didn’t warm up much, I still think it was a mistake.
I also made a mistake by leaving my garmin shut off, so todays distance and time were estimates.
I was pretty cold crossing Frame Lake, and decided to step up the effort and head home. It was a good choice, since I couldn’t have maintained that high effort level for a long time.
It felt fine sprinting home though. It’s good to run fast occasionally. I had meant to do more of it, but with my long runs so often being shortened by cold, I always seem to aim for long over fast.
Something to think about.
Training Tip: Use a heart rate moniton for easy workouts
A common mistake runners make, is to run their easy workouts too fast.
One of the ways I correct this, is to use an alert on my Garmin, to buzz when my heart rate gets above 130. I found this to be a fairly useful corruption of the method desrcibed by Dr. Phil Maffetone. I simply used his 180 – age + modifiers as an upper limit.
It’s worth looking over his program, and particularly the reasons he uses to modify the target heart rate.