Jeez it was just a bit chilly this morning!!! 2*F plus a nasty wind chill had Bennie’s first walk being a very short and quick – he did what he had to do and get his arse back in the house kind of walk. I didn’t argue.
Then I had to go see the Vampires over at Inland Hospital in preparation for my annual civilian physical tomorrow. No, I didn’t pass out and yes, I was able to pee in the bottle. :-). Hopefully, tomorrow goes at least as good as December’s VA physical went.
When I got back to the house I had time for a quick breakfast and then it was time Bennie’s walk again. He went to the end of the driveway, looked up at me, peed on the mailbox post, turned around and trotted back up the driveway. Yeah, it was still damn cold out there.
Which meant that I wasn’t going to run outside today.
Now Mondays are usually my 60:00 minute easy run and even though I am not doing heart-rate training as my primary focus, I still see the value in monitoring my heart-rate while running to ensure that I don’t get squirrelly or stoopid.
I wanted to run at a nice 10:00 minute mile pace and keep the heart-rate under 140 bpm for the entire hour. Continue reading