I live in a very windy place, especially this winter, and trying to build up the Sunday long runs is proving difficult on days with 40mph plus (sometimes a lot plus!). Last week was much calmer and 10 miles was grand but tomorrow looks gusty and wet and wondering if I can get away with fewer miles given the extra effort it feels like?!
I have a 32km round cycle commute and have a very hilly half marathon in early April. Does anyone have suggestions of how much the cycling will compensate for run sessions? Before when I have trained for a half I have run 5 times a week but with a shorter daily cycle and finding time and energy for 5 days after the commute is proving a bit difficult. Any advice from other cycle commuters would be appreciated.
It seems that it is not the watch that is the problem but me as increasingly struggling with runs despite considerable improvement in conditions; 6.30min/km pace feels knackering. Booked in to see doctor next week but today nurse checked my blood glucose (5.9 so normal considering I had just had my breakfast), haemoglobin (lowish end of range but not below) and crp for infection (no sign). Will see what doctor says but nurse did suggest thyroid problem.
I have been wearing a long sleeved top and long sleeved jacket! However, will give it a go on the inside of my wrist.....that is in a few days after the ankle eases up. Think the 16km on Saturday did it no favours then this morning's skate about on the ice and trudging through icy snow before hobble jogging home sadly .
Gideon Levy - no offence was taken, do not worry . Your explanation makes perfect sense and tried the watch at the tightest setting this morning but heartrate still high. Now wondering whether I am anaemic as feeling more tired than normal and noticed insides of eyelids are pretty pale this morning. Weird considering I love liver, eat red meat at least once a week, loads of leafy greens and not much caffeine. Or maybe I am just an unfit, lazy arse after all.
Anyway thanks for all the suggestions, greatly appreciated