I have long since buried my HRM in the back of the gadget graveyard drawer! My HR always seemed too high and it just worried me so I never bothered with it. I will dig it out for my next long run.
My last few runs have been fine although I haven't shaken off the DOMS from Thursday. I did a Parkrun today for the first time ever and got a time of 23:10 at Oldham which has a bit of a hill (repeated 3 times).
Robin, I would like to not run for so many consecutive days, but I work irregular shifts, and I'm out of the house before 6am and back at 9:30pm when working and I'm not that devoted to get out and run on those days!
No idea why that happens but if you use the Camelcamelcamel Amazon price tracker you can see the up and down movement of the prices and set an alert so you can nip in and buy it when it is low. I used that to get my FR220 for £156. Looking at the FR610 you can se that the price is generally coming down, but still has peaks and troughs:
Wide words, Robin, cheers feller! It is a nice day today but I'm only going for a very easy 4 miles today as my legs ache a bit. Due to my work shifts, I sometimes have to do all my 4 days of running consecutively so it is day 2 of 4 for me today. Tomorrow I may do my first ever parkrun!
Thanks for the reply AM. I went for a 12.5 mile run today and ended up being much slower - I was going to pick it up the second half but I was knackered and found the whole thing hard work at 9:20m/m average - I think I may have to downgrade my expectations for this marathon particularly after reading the posts in here! My run today did include a long steep climb to the top of Hartshead Pike in Tameside (about 800ft in total) so that may explain my tiredness, but it didn't affect me so much 2 years ago when I last run the route. I've got a lot of work to do!
Hi AM - I don't have a recent time. I haven't entered a race since Nov 2012 and that was a 1:45 HM. I feel at a similar level to how I was then, but I should try and find a HM soonish. I didn't put that time in the ASICS time predictor though - I put a more recent 10k time of 49 minutes which wasn't a race just from my Garmin.
However, looking a bit closer at the ASICS plan, it isn't suggesting I run that slow. The long run times are supposed to be between 9 and 10 m/m and then the last few long runs are at race pace. It is the 3 mile easy jogs that are 10:36 m/m which I would never do. Do you rate these plans?