It’s time to retire these bad boys. I think it’s been over a year. Thanks for your service, fellas. Sorry I let you go so long!
This week presented the first heat challenge. After working until 2 a.m. Monday night, I didn’t get out until almost 10:00 Tuesday morning, and it was already pushing 90°, with a heat index nearing 100°. I decided that I’d keep a close eye on my heart rate, and if I approached 170, I would walk until it was closer to 140.
After my normal route for the opening mile, I hopped down a road I’d never been on and discovered it was shady, so I gave it a go. Very nice. It was challenging, but speed was not the goal — finishing safely was.
My max heart rate that day was lower than it was on two of my Week 1 runs. And you’ll see that my long run (just 4 miles for now this but it’ll get longer in a hurry) was the first run I paced under a 12-minute mile. My Thursday run came out with a fairly low level of strain, comparatively.
So my fitness level is improving.
I didn’t lose any weight after the first week (not the goal, but it would be a very welcome side effect), so I started the week at 181 pounds again.
I explained all the measuring in the Week 1 post.
Here are stats for Week 2:
|Date||Prescribed||Actual||Time||Pace||Avg HR||Max HR||Sleep||Recovery||Strain (run only)|