Did a run today of 8 miles. Not expecting to do a fast one but relaxed. Got back and looked at my diary and it was the fastest time by over 1 minute that I have run it and that was in three years. It is a run I do regularly and I have not been doing any interval training or even any long runs.
Where do these things come from?
I can only think the yoga I have been doing almost daily for the last couple of weeks made a difference. Or was it the Biriani the night before? Or was it the caffeine in the Tesco Kick I had 15 min before the run? The warm weather? The shorts and vest? The position of the moon?
I guess I'll try and replicate as many of these in two weeks time for the Eastleigh 10K. The moon might be problem though.
Thanks for your reply Tipsy Nurse. What could a blood test show?
I don't think any fitness lost impacts my rhr that much from past experience. I am just not sure if I need to be training at a steady level for recovery or trying to do more intensive training to get my hr back down.
Just over 7 weeks ago I had a bad cold and did a 5 mile race. since then my Resting Heart Rate is at least 10bpm higher. Was 39-41 when rested now is usually about 52-55. I have done one other race since then and still trained but took a whole week off to see if it was overtraining but the RHR does not come down.
Any ideas why this might be. Any doctors out there who could shed some light on this please help.