As you can see in today’s photo, I took my “road” shoes out for a little run. I started and took to the park. The rules for today were simple:
- run for 2 hours
- don’t stop
- don’t walk
- try and stick to 144 heart rate, but don’t walk the hills
It worked well. I mixed up the terrain. Grass and mud got stuck to my shoes. I nearly ate a fly when I got too fast and that remembered me to stick to nasal breathing again and slow down. I ran over grassy, wet, shimmering fields, got too hot, cooled down by running through high grass with arms spread out … wet rainy leaves are the best for a quick cool down! I then ran too far as I continued up and down the beach. I took the photo, before leaving my shoes on the beach while heading into the sea to cool of my feet up to the knees – such I nice treat!
To top it all off, my watch notified me that I had 3 PRs. Longest distance run as well as best times for 10k and 5k. Since I have the watch only since I a started doing the low heart rate training, I am quite pleased!
I am also finally able to run hilly parts and the heart rate stays sane.
Oh and you know what? The best part of it all is, I didn’t eat/drink before and didn’t feel any need for it even afterwards. I did now drink my super hydration drink as well as eat some baba ganoush, but I didn’t feel an urge to do so and felt strong during the whole time … and I actually would love to get out for another run … like right now! (Never thought that could happen to me, especially after such a stressful work week).
Luckily I can distract myself from this by catching up with all the blogs I might have missed during the week!
How have you all been holding up? What crazy running plans do you have this weekend?