Hi All. Been on bit of a downer just lately. As yet I still cannot reach 5k which is frustrating to say the least. Since graduating I have been mixing my 3 jogs a week up a bit, I say jogs as I am no where up to running speed which to be honest I do not mind as long as I am getting a good workout I am happy.
Been doing the 30 min nonstop jog and was getting to the point where I started to increase the distance from 30-40 mins or somewhere in between. Did the normal 30 min jog on Monday and I felt goods afterward.
Next 30 min jog was on a Wed and decided to do just it at my normal pace. 5 Min warm up went ok and then started jogging. By around 5 min into the jog something did not feel right as it felt like my heartbeat was a lot faster and harder in my chest so checked my heart rate and it was sky high. My max BPM is 150 and I was touching at times 165 and this is even when I slowed jog down to 3.5 mph!! Normally at this pace I am around 125 BPM so I knew something was not right. Continued on for another 5 mins and the decided best to be safe than sorry and I stopped training.
I had a headache and did not feel too fell so went to bed for a couple of hours and then got up feeling a lot better. Even sitting at computer my heart rate was about 130-142 BPM. It took a whole 24 hours for it to settle down to normal. Someone told me it could be anxiety and to be honest the night before I was awake at 3 am worrying about something that really I did not need to. Most of what I have read seems to point to anxiety about something.
Even though I did not feel any chest or heart pain or any since it seems to of got to me mentally. I have done 2 runs of 30 mins since with no problems except that I am worried about pushing it too hard. As soon as I start to breath too hard and heart rate goes up I slow jogging speed right down even thought I am used to breathing hard and have no problems doing so.
The last jog as soon as heart rate started to go up I slowed the speed down or done a walk for one minute then started jogging again. It is funny but I had to stop for about 30 seconds to let cat into garage as he likes to catch spiders and that was a revelation. Just those 30 seconds complete stop energised me and my legs felt fresh for a few mins.
I am sure it was Bassa1234, sorry Bazza if it was not you but he started to walk/ run and started to find he was losing ability to run for 5 mins straight. I do not want to do that but maybe at the moment be best for me until I can get my head sorted out.
My wife did make the point that perhaps I am not a natural runner and being a 70 year old old boiler that 30 mins could be my limit and only jogging. Do not like to think that but perhaps she is right? I feel |I am going backwards rather than forwards, so fru