I’m in the same situation and based on what I’ve read in the book and in the forums it’s classic ADS. Sometimes I feel like I am running painfully slow and I often have to walk, but I’m hopeful it pays off in the end. It’s the worst when I’m running with a lot of other people around – I feel like I need a sign saying I’m doing aerobic threshold training.
Hi folks…I am not a new runner but I am relatively new to trying to improve endurance. For a long time I have felt that I do not run “properly” (meaning poor form) nor efficiently (meaning too much energy). Training for the Uphill Athlete has really helped me understand that I need to spend the summer building a much stronger base to improve my aerobic capacity (definitely have ADS). Thus, I am not just trying to plod along and increase mileage, pace, and cadence, I am aiming to spend time in zones 1 and 2 to improve my heart rate. However, I find that controlling my HR is difficult. On the treadmill I can find the right pace with a low heart rate (zones 1 & 2). Outside, my HR jumps into zones 3 a & 4 but I don’t feel like I am running too fast nor too aggressively. Maybe this is because I slurped down a morning coffee before setting out–I dont know. But I feel like if I am going any slower I may be walking to bring my HR down. Perhaps I need to swallow my pride and do walk/runs to stabilize the HR? Any advice on how to control HR would be very helpful for me. Thanks in advance!
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