Went out this morning full of confidence after Friday's enjoyable run, back to week 4 again. Sun was out and it was quite warm and I think I may have been a tad overdressed but set off along the seafront, noticing that it was far busier this week. Where were all these people in the winter?? Found the first three minutes quite tough but then the first bit of any run I find tough so thought no more of it. First five minute run came and I slowed right down as I was finding it very hard going. Took a sneaky look at my heart rate and it was flying up, through the 180s and then when it hit 190, three minutes in, I panicked and stopped. And I'm sorry to say that's when the tears came, more out of frustration than anything, worried that I'm never going to crack this. I don't know whether my anxieties are affecting my heart rate or if my heart rate is making me anxious.
I have been told before to leave the watch at home but the reason I bought it in the first place was my worries about my heart rate, it does have a habit of racing off very easily. I have had ECGs etc in the past, no issues.
Anyway I walked until the next three minute run which I did albeit extremely slowly, in fact I can walk as fast as I ran but it was running of sorts. Then I just walked the rest, feeling quite worn out. My other half who runs with me says I bounce a lot (!) when running but no idea how I change that or whether that matters. Also I'm wondering whether morning runs may not be my thing as Friday was great after work.
I had previously posted about iron levels which I will mention at the docs again. I did wonder during that five minute run whether to just give up trying completely, after all I started this in September and not getting very far. However I'm a stubborn so and so and don't want to fail. So I guess maybe this was just another bad run day, onwards and upwards as they say.
Any thoughts and advice gratefully received!!