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Hi, new to the forum so please bare with me.
I have recently started running again after a considerable lay off. I am a reasonably fit 23year old I have stayed in shape through weight training and cross-training due to ITBS which I have just recovered from. I have been building up the distance I run in time size pieces and tomorrow I will be running for 60minutes, hopefully pain free.
I have a running schedule of day running and a day rest inbetween. I wear a heart rate monitor also. I have ran every time, so far up to 50minutes, with my average heart rate at 180bpm. I have no lactic acid buildup im not clambering for air and im not falling off when I have finished my time. It feels like a comfortably hard run. I feel strong throughout and not completely finished.
My question is this: Is there anything wrong with this sort of training? And why does it tell me everywhere else on the internet that 80-90% is anaerobic and should only be trained in for minutes at a time due to the lactic acid buildup? Wont I get fitter and faster quicker if I can train at 85-90% heart rate 3 times a week?