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