This morning I ran my common loop around the woods which is very nearly 7km and has a couple of ascents and descents. Nothing too long. Although I recorded pace and heart rate I decided to just run at a comfortable pace. After all, it wouldn't be a long run so I'd be unlikely to go too fast and nor would I make any effort to be powerful. The goal would be to be out and about and thinking about good technique.
I was surprised by the sub-six minute pace as I expected to be a little slower than that. More importantly I was shocked by the heart rate distribution data.
|Today's heart rate distribution
|Heart rate distribution for a slower run in January 2015
Importantly, my legs feel OK. There's some extra tension in my left calf which is especially noticeable when stretching but not evident normally.