I am surprised … it works … I get fitter and I am so used to running slow it feels like more and more hard work to keep my heart rate at 144!
It feels like by now my body has just accepted the fact that running slow, every day (but Sunday) is what I need it to do. It’s pretty much as comfortable as sitting on the couch and that is the tricky part! I can now run around 139 heart rate – no matter if pebbles or sands or roots – and not even wake up properly (yes running in the morning has it’s perks). I always need to make sure that I run faster to keep it at 144.
At the moment I focus on only one thing during my runs: keep it easy while running at 144. I am getting faster, so keeping it easy uses up a lot of concentration!
So what’s up next? I think I found my first ultra! I’m still researching and trying to figure out (aka calculate) if it’s possible for me to run it next year and if running on Irish roads for longer than 2 hours is something I can do, so stay tuned for more infos 🙂 or go here for a spoiler.