Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Janathon 2012 Day 3: Not a good day

Janathon 2012 Day 3: Run - 2.55 miles, Time - Urghh, Weather - Gusty gales all day but I managed a run when there was no rain

This really lowered the spirits.

My second base run and I was unable to keep my heart rate low enough. Every time a ran it went above my limit. Even if I slowed as much as I could, I could not control it.

My first thought was to blame the gale, which was swirling and buffeting but that was no good - when the wind dropped my heart rate was still high. The only other, obvious, explanation is the cold I have (and colds raise your heart rate) but it was worse on Sunday and I am getting better. So that doesn't make much sense.

I  didn't know what to do when I was out. After walking and slowing and slowing and walking the only conclusion was that  If I followed my plan I would have to walk the whole way and I didn't see the use in that. So I recalibrated, allowed myself an extra 10 beats and carried on. However it still felt like a defeat.

Fitness is a long, long way away.

1 comment:

runtezza said...

Being irritated by the rain could also raise your heartrate (it certainly stresses me!) -- hope the weather improves soon. I don't remember Janathon the 1st being like this.