And a shock to find how unfit I still am after time out for injury. This is the Polar HM training plan I chose. It’s heart rate based and adapts to my fitness level as it progresses. The photo shows you the results from my run on the left and today’s task on the right. To stay within the first two zones, I was having to almost prance on the spot like a Lippizaner, the little gremlin on my wrist buzzing on and off to tell me I was exceeding the maximum heartbeat for the zone ( you warned me Clairecandothis 😊)
But it was a joy to be out in the sun, first running along the river Ock Valley, trees around me, the river one side and the flood channel the other: light and shadows on the water, ducks among the lilies. Then down past the church and alms houses to the Thames.
I’m looking forward to the next session, which is intervals in zones 3 and 4/5