I was out last night with a group of friends, one of whom hadn’t heard about my running malarkey. She was aghast, and immediately said that “but it’s so bad for your joints!” and “I’ve looked at joggers and they are all red in the face and sweaty. That can’t be good for you!” Well, my resting heart rate has been steadily coming down over the last two months. I wonder if it’s connected to the running 😜. To be fair, I’d probably have said the same a few months ago. Two runs till graduation!
Misconceptions about running: I was out last... - Couch to 5K
Resting heart rate coming down is an indication of your fitness getting better. Definitely connected to running so well done.Only 2 runs to go (-: so it will not be long b4 we see the word "Graduate" besides your name(-:
Do not forget to carry on running 30 mins 3 times a week for a few more weeks before moving on to greater distance or whatever you fancy. That way you will get your body really used to running for 30 mins.In the end 30 mins will not seem very long.
My heard rate as come down as well. He time it takes to recover from a 30 minute run. I'd be huffing and puffing for 5 mins after W1R1 but now a minute or so after 5K I'm nearly back to my original shade. Keep on running. 👍☺️
Our hearts have a limited number of beats... Evidence is there in the animal kingdom. So it follows that running uses up your life. So spoke a scientist friend.
But resting heart rate is lower, so fitness reduces the total count, increasing life span. Quite apart from the avoidance of decrepitude.
Running suits me as an exercise, and I'm delighted that my wife is starting to find that by following C25K.
The ideas that non-runners come up with to avoid the issue of exercise is amazing.
Well done for carrying on after that less than supportive comment! You never know she may be inspired to give it a go when she sees you graduate 👩🎓 I’m 59 and my mother said to me ‘aren’t you too old for that!’ Well it spurred me on to prove her wrong. I’ve graduated and now training for a 10K. So keep it up!!
Sitting in the couch is good for the joints... well, it is and it isn’t... your friend needs to see those joggers when they’re not running, and read about how running shoes these days reduce the impact on the joints and those joints actually strengthen along with the muscles, heart, lungs and mind.
Whatever you do in life you’ll find the ones that knock it have never done it.
Way to go... can’t wait for your graduation.