Week of 8/4/14 – 8/10/14: LHR Training, Week 2

week of 8/4/14 to 8/10/14

Monday: Rest day
Tuesday: 70ish minute walk/run (146 bpm) and 10 Minute Fix for Abs from 21 Day Fix
Wednesday: An hour of canoeing
Thursday: 50 minute run (148 bpm)
Friday: 1.25 mile walk
Saturday: Rest day
Sunday: 90 minute run (148 bpm), Cardio Fix, and 50 minute walk/run (145 bpm)

I’m really glad that I got sub-30 5k already. It makes running so slow a little less discouraging. I think to myself, “Yeah, I might be running slower than I can walk right now, but I can run 9 minute miles if I want to!” Not that anyone around me while I’m jogging knows that. I feel like everyone is judging me. (They probably aren’t. But maybe they are.) I need to make a sign that says, “Low Heart Rate Training in Progress. I’m Not Really This Slow.”

Tuesday’s run was mostly a walk. I had taken some Sudafed earlier and it raised my heart rate, so I couldn’t run at all and maintain within my range. I could, however, walk and do this. So I walked mostly and jogged the downhills when my heart rate got too low. Sunday’s second run was mostly like this too, probably due to the fact that it was my third workout of the day (making up for not running on Saturday like I was supposed to).

Anyway, sorry if it’s quiet around here for a while. My runs aren’t all that interesting when they are this slow. I honestly don’t know if I’m going to be able to keep this up for 3 months. I hope I start to see some improvement soon.

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