I remember an elite marathon runner (I think it was Steve Monegheti) years ago, saying that people that took 4 hours or more for the marathon were better runners than him.
Reason? He figured they must be because he said he couldn’t run for more than 4 hours…
Anyway, in readiness for starting Ironman UK training next week, I have worked out my heart rate zones and since I will be running to the pool (2 miles each way) to swim, I guessed that a trial would be useful.
The pool is 2 miles away but of that, only a 100 metres or so are flat, the rest is either steep uphill or downhill…
So I set off with heart rates programmed in..
Alarm went off – tried to slow down to get back in zone.
Ended up running – r-e-a-l-l-y slowly and today me legs r-e-a-l-l-y hurt.
Steve Monegheti – fancy a race?