Thursday, December 15, 2016
Running by Heart Rate vs Feel
Coach Jeff believes this is a recipe for injury and illness. He thinks I need to be held back by my watch and HRM. Maybe. Maybe not. I'm confident I am older and wiser. I can monitor my running the old fashioned way...listening to my body before, during, and after my runs. I'll likely strap on that heart rate monitor every once in a while (for variety) and monitor a few runs here and there. Always nice to have a benchmark for comparisons. Am I improving my pace at the same heart rate? Does it feel easier at same paces?
For now, I have completed 22 days on my running streak. The last 2 have been sans heart rate monitor. They've been faster than normal. They've felt great. I'm still here. Injury-free and healthy.