Three of my runs during the last week have started with my recorded heart rate rising to above 180 during the first quarter of a mile, hovering in the 170s for half a mile, dropping back down to the 130s before the first mile is done and staying pretty much that way for the remainder of the run. I don't know what is causing it and besides mildly pissing me off I am not concerned as I do not feel any physical stress or discomfort. Perhaps other Garmin users have come across this anomaly.
Meanwhile my running continues to improve slowly and despite having a lingering twinge in my left hamstring all is well.
Mon 24th Nov
a.m. 8.66 Miles in 01:13:11 (08:27 pace @ 133 HR)
p.m. 2.5 Miles in 20:24 (08:10 pace @ 132 HR) Treadmill
Sleep: 7 hrs 8/10
Tue 25th Nov
5.67 Miles in 48:43 (08:36 pace @ 132 HR)
Sleep: 4 hrs 3/10 (another story)
Wed 26th Nov
8.61 Miles in 01:14:15 (08:37 pace @ 133 HR)
Sleep: 8 hrs 8/10 (Recovery)
Thur 27th Nov
Zero (Swim 1,500m)
Fri 28th Nov
11.51 Miles in 01:34:57 (08:15 pace @ 138 HR) Late mid-week medium long run
Sleep: 7 hrs (7.5/10)
Sat 29th Nov
14.70 Miles in 02:00:00 (08:10 pace @138 HR)
Sleep: 7.5 Hrs 7/10
Conditioning week 1 - Run 50.9 Miles (Swim 500m, Bike 20.8 miles)
Conditioning week 2 - Run 51.7 Miles (Swim 2,250m, Bike Zero miles - too frosty this morning)
I started running shortly after my 40th birthday to train for the "once in a lifetime marathon" (mid-life crisis and all that) and haven't been able to stop since. This blog charts my progress as I attempt to go farther and faster than I have ever gone before.