It’s amazing how a run nearly always makes you feel better. I felt horrible when I woke up: nauseous and griping stomach pains. I really think I have to watch wheat as I get ill if I have too much of it. Running has me craving carbs and I eat a lot of pasta, but maybe I should have drawn the line at the five donuts I pigged out on yesterday. All this wasn’t helped by the alarm going off on the building site round the back where they are building retirement housing: wailing sirens and flashing lights in the small hours of the morning are not conducive to sleep. But after this hour’s slow paced run, I feel so much better.
Running in heart rates 1&2 for an entire 5.5k is frustrating, interesting and relaxing. It was a lot warmer today, and there were several slopes, so it wasn’t as easy to keep my heart rate down, especially when swigging the last of my drink led to a coughing fit that had my heart soaring into the orange band.
Anyway, this was an exploratory run around a route I hadn’t been down before. I discovered a quiet lane leading past very old houses, all tucked away behind modern estates. Really enjoyable, especially in today’s sunny weather. I threw caution to the wind for the last five minutes, stretched my legs and let the watch nag me about exceeding the zones.
For some reason the watch restarted while it was saving my run. I was worried it had lost the entire run: it hadn’t sent the heart rate chart to the Polar Flow app, but it HAS gone over to Strava.