My Inner Jack Russell
My current training plan calls for most of my workouts to be done in the lower heart rate zones. I'm finding this difficult as I realize I channel my Jack Russell Terriers when I run.
No,...I'm not as fast as they are, although it would be great if I was.
The problem arises from the workouts requiring a Zone 1 or 2'ish heart rate. Meaning I'm moving, or supposed to be moving, at an Extremely Slow Pace,
even for me.
My inner Jack Russell causes problems right from the start.
Warm-up, should be a slow ease into the workout, to do just that.....
Warm You Up.
I however, bolt out the door like a JRT at a race. . Once my heart rate is under control and I'm running In The Zone, more problems arise.
If I see runners or bikers ahead of me, I unwittingly try to catch up.
On the other hand, if I hear people coming up behind me, I instinctively pick up the pace
"Cool Down" what's that????
This becomes time spent trying to pick up time or beat my last time.
To be successful at this heart rate training I obviously need to control my inner Jack Russell.
Hope that works better than controlling my "outer" Jack Russells.