What a wonderful perfect morning it is out there! My running worked well today. While the tide is still a bit to high, I managed an easy run for 80 minutes. While I am increading the duration I want to make sure I stick to below a heartrate of 144. Today I cheated and did the full recommended 15 minutes of warmup walking and it helped to keep it low for the rest of the run. It did ‘spike’ a couple of times, but it is getting much better.
I also went into the sea for the first time this year. Only up to my knees, but let me tell you I think I am on to a whole new different meaning of a cool down.
If I get through this increase in duration without elevated resting heartrate I can truly be proud of what I have achieved. Then I will be running 3 times 40 minutes (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) per week, twice for 80 minutes (Tuesday and Thursday) and 2 hours on Saturdays. I do throw in a rest week every 4th week reducing the duration or not run for 6 days per week.