Weather looked decent for today so figured I could get in a recovery run when I planned out my workout week. Took a break from work around 1:30. Put on my heart rate strap and headed out with no plan for distance. I actually turned off the pace, time, and distance cues in RunKeeper and set it to alert me about HR every 1/4 mile.
Didn’t feel like I started out fast, but my first mile pace was over a minute/mile faster than the rest of the run, where I settled in at about 11:00/mile. I think the heart rate reading were jacked at the beginning of the run when I had a few apps open that were all fighting for the HR data. I shut those down about 3/4 mile in and then the HR seems to have leveled off after that around 115-120 bpm and slowly increased over the run to the low 130s.
I went 4.63 miles in 49:49.
Before the end of the year Garmin is coming out with a new watch that has some nice features, including HR monitoring built-in, with the ability to set HR zone alerts. I’m going to get one when it comes out mainly to use for running, but will be nice to be able to also use for other HR training on the Air Dyne, Ski Erg, rower, and maybe even during some MAP workouts. Excited to learn/try some new things after running with Automattic’s very own crazy running guy in Park City. My aerobic system can definitely use the work.