At this mornings run on the streets of Fuzhou (I try to always run in the morning when I come home from a nights work here in China) I had a change. Just before the run I decided to run without the music in my ears. I don’t know if it was that. Presumably not. Anyway, when I started running I also decided not to look at the watch to keep up my pace or down my heart rate. It felt a little tough, the run. Not tougher than the last one, but hard enough. Actually I tried to copy the last run I had two days ago. It was almost the same route too. This time were not as many stray runs, since I explored a new route the last time so now I knew better 🙂
After the run, however, I took a look at the watch. The run was only 55 minutes long, but I didn’t care. Strange was that I had run at the pace 4:35 – over a half minute faster than the last run. And stranger was that my average heart rate wasn’t higher than 159 – lower than the last run.
I don’t know if it was good or bad, I will leave that to coach. But I do know that I didn’t think that I was able to keep a high pace like that with such a low heart rate in this heat, which by the way this morning laid at 26 degrees.
A nice change, though
Thu 23 June – In fuzhou
55:17 – 12.07 km – 4:35 min/km – 159 in avg hr