Steady Run

I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted to do this morning for my 9mile run.  The choice was an off road run on the Braes or a steady road run.  I thought about it off and on during the day but it wasn’t until I got my running gear ready last night that I decided to go for the latter.

I’ve arranged an 11 mile Braes run with Steven and David tomorrow so decided an easy road run today would be good.  I set myself the condition that I would run to heart rate and try and keep it around 125 beats per minute.

I was up and out by 7.30am. It was raining very slightly but I decided to go without a jacket as it didn’t feel too cold and I was fine.  I chose a route that would take me on a loop around Paisley.

route 10 may

I spent the whole of the run thinking about the Hardmoors 110 mile race which is 2 weeks today! I like thinking about the route and imagining where I might be and how I might be feeling as I run.  The interesting thing is I always have a great run in my head!

I looked at my watch a few times during the run to keep an eye on my heart rate. Once I finished I was pleased that I kept my it consistent through the run.

HR 10 May

So a good solid run.  After tomorrow’s run my 2 week taper starts. Basically I’ll be running every other day and making sure I keep my heart rate around 125-130.

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2 Responses to Steady Run

  1. DanC says:

    Do you ever get a spike in your heart rate at the beginning of a run? I tend to find mine spikes as high as 180 for about 5 mins about 3-4 mins after starting before dropping to the “real” level.

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