Getting the Why Thru My Head and 6.2 SLOW

Running is supposed to be simple…right.

It seems, for me recently that it is anything but.

I know that I need to change a my training style to include more “slower” running than I have been doing. Just the way it is, I am not getting any younger and constantly running an average pace of around 8:30 per mile most weeks just is not sustainable at 61.

Finally, I am getting this getting old crap through my head.

Yeah, it sucks and I will fight it every step of the way.

So that meant today’s run was going to be another heart-rate based one. After all my whining, pissing and moaning about heart-rate training last night, I have done a LOT of reading about MAF based training, its pros/cons and figuring out that while the heart-rate training gets most of the attention (as it should in the endurance community), it is much more than just “running slow”. Continue reading “Getting the Why Thru My Head and 6.2 SLOW”