I am approaching my 1st Anniversary of running -over the past year, I have Graduated and my physical fitness improved beyond my widest dreams . I would never have thought that I would be doing this in my 68th year - but only wish that I had discovered it all 10 years ago.
I don't really want to run "races" - or "improve my times" - I just want to be able to run "easily". Whether its is 1 klm , 5, 10 , 20 or 50 klms -- just "easily"
I did buy a cheapie HRM when I was in the middle of C25K -- but found that my HR was all over the place (which it would when you are doing the intervals (run/walk) that C25K calls for. Now - I am wondering if my future does lie with the HRM. I have always had difficulties pacing myself. I have played around with the HRM enough to know what numbers are "easy" for me - what are getting harder, what are "I think I might throw up " and which number MAX HR which is "forget it!!"
Anyway - I reckon I have a close idea of what my Max HR is ( and it's not real, high considering my age) - therefore I have a pretty good idea of what number I should be doing when running "easy".
So- I am now thinking that , shortly, this is my direction rather than just following somebodies "plan" .
Are there any Graduates out there who are ( religiously) following some kind of training regime using HRM??