So, I started running consecutively last fall when I moved to Utah. Started on a flat trail by the river and progressed to trails. The past couple months I’ve have been running around 20-25 miles a week. 2 five mile days during the week and then 1 ten+ mile day in the weekends. My pace was around 10-13 mins/mile depending on how difficult the trail was.
I just finished reading the book and decided to start right away today with the transition period at 20miles for the week 1.
I used the MAF formula and came to:
I ran today 2 miles at zone 2 on a flat road.
1) i was supposed to keep my heart at highest 152, correct? (I was able to breath only through the my nose the whole time.)
2) for every exercise what I should care about the most is keeping my heart rate within whichever zone I’m working at right?
So whether it’s running or walking I just care about the heart rate?
The reason I ask is because I’d rather be on a trail Instead of a flat road but, with the many inclines I may just walk a lot instead of run.
Would there be a difference walking on lots of inclines as opposed to jogging the entire time on a flat road?
Thank you for taking the time to help me. I apologize for this really long post