Hi everyone. I’ve got some beginners questions which I hope you can help me with.
I’ve been running for about a year now and tend to ‘train’ for a 10K race in October. Then I hibernate. But this year I’m trying to run through the winter and maybe even aim for a half marathon next October.
I struggle to run slowly. All of my runs are virtually the same pace. 6:00-6:10 a kilometre whether it’s a long run or an easy run. My 10K pub is 01:01:14.
My heart rate is also the same. I’m 31 so see my max heart rate to be 189. In all of my training sessions i seem to be a lot in then “anaerobic” level, right at the top, for like 45% of the time.
So if i run slower and therefore reducing my heart rate, will it get better over time? Is the science behind it that the more often and more I run, the lower my heart rate will become?
I’ve got more questions but maybe let’s just leave it at that first!