I've done a couple of runs using the 180-Formula after reading an article from fellow blogger Van. (180 minus your age to find your target heart rate).
Although I find it hard to step off the throttle I do like how casual and more pleasurable the overall run is.
Today however I noticed that I'm considerably slower than I normally am in order to keep to my target heart rate. (I was running at less than 5 mph, about 1.5 mph slower than previous). It wasn't till I finished that I wondered that if the cold I currently have is the cause of this. Several websites and forums agree with this statement although am yet to find a more official page on this.
Nethertheless I completed my first work to home 10 mile journey. 2 hours 13 minutes.
Despite the cold I enjoyed the run and the time went pretty quick. It was nice once I got closer to home that runners would give you a hood wink, unlike the less friendly London runners. (Chill my friend, just stereotyping here)!
I'm looking forward to repeat the journey once this snottiness disappears...
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