I feel quite pleased as the 2nd run felt good. Max heart rate for my age is 135- 150.
Hard is 120-135 bpm. Naturally as runs got longer the heart rate has gone up,nearly all of my runs in later weeks have been in the hard zone. The last 25 min run of week 6 and the 1st run of week 7 according to polar beat my heart rate apart from walking was right on the line of Hard & Max,about 131-133 bpm. Even though the heart beat seemed higher than normal at no time was I struggling for breath but just breathing steady & hard as would be expected. The last minute blast did push it into the max zone but even then I felt ok and could have run for a few more mins but I did not.
Run 2 today was different, I felt more relaxed. Heart beat was smack in the middle of hard and did not go above 127. My breathing all the way through including the 1 minute blast at the end was steady even though it went into the max section. I did not feel so dry today or need to drink so much water. It may of just been a good day but it gives you a boost when it happens, roll on Friday for the last run of W7