Today I did something a little different during my long run. Instead of putting on the footpod to track my pace, I decided to just use the Heart Rate Monitor to keep my rate at 145bpm to see if I could stay at 7:45/mile.
My average ended up being 144bpm and my pace was at 7:44/mile. The goal was met and it gave me a bit more insight to how to change up the way we train. I will take this formula 145bpm = 7:45/mile and see if I can sustain the same HR while lowering the minutes per mile. This would be a direct representation of becoming a more efficient, better fit athlete.
Route: Big Rock to Old Milton Parkway
Distance: 7 Miles
AVG HR: 144 bpm
MAX HR: 155 bpm