Posted: Yesterday at 22:24
Yeah Alex runs down the track with the group as he is at he uni or at least doing something there as I'm sure he is not that young still. Weirdly me and his brother used to have quite a nice rivalry in the youth leagues over 8/1500 etc and then it was the younger one who came through.
How was the session Scott? Low 6m/m pace? The legs just need a few quicker trips out and that'll be routine
Consistency is ok but I feel a million miles away from even being fit and healthy, I know I'm in half reasonable shape and even when I have taken long spells out I'm still ok, but my HR and pace show it's not fitness
The theme of not being able to run continues and even walking around today feels hard. Everything is tight and I really haven't been feeling great breathing I had the same session as you Scott but on the bike with run either side as a warm up but again HR really high
So it was calm and mild so on the road bike, opted to run/bike/run and not try and rush "transitions"
First run about 2.1 miles (aim was just 15 minutes) whatever I trying to run like it felt like jogging and slow but HR shot you to 150. 7:10 pace
Cycling though was fine, I averaged higher 160 off but really 5 or so mins spinning then 3 x 5:00 off 2:00 I hammered them and was able to push hard, HR upto 183 and when cruising in between dropped and then after the last rep cycling home it went down to 140s. This is why my brain is melting.
Then onto the run and HR upto 160 ish straight away for the same pace (7:00m/m) I felt slower and stiff but ran quicker but no way was HR going down, again really though it felt like I was jogging, god knows if I sprinted what my HR would go up to!
I forgot to add yesterday but same today is that within a couple of minutes my HR is down to 80ish which is pretty much what it's at all the time lately. So how can it recover like that too? My legs feel fine, I've had some foot niggle where I had my problems so need to stretch and stuff
Then onto doctors this afternoon so found out the name of what I was getting tested for and scarily it makes sense. ECG was fine despite my resting HR again in the high 70s despite me showing her HR on my Strava app and my resting HR of low 50s nothing to worry about? Yeah ok
Anyway, bloods were for Alpha 1 deficiency checking my AAT levels. So a protein that protects the liver and lungs and puts people at risk of COPD etc. Given the extensive family history of this and how I feel it's worrying. I'll probably be referred to the hospital probably respiratory anyway as if it's negative still need to find out what's wrong or going on.
I think I'll be just easy running keeping HR on and mointering how I feel, I may get some sessions on the bike done maybe that'll uncover some fitness and help, even if it helps show the doctors my crazy HR Vs my runs. Especially given I have that 10km time to equate things too with my pace