2005 Drinks to date:..117.....Miles: 169
Seven miles this morning, keeping my heart rate more or less between 155 and 165 beats a minute. Not an easy thing to do. I'm getting used how it feels to run at a 9 min pace, but it's still hard to get used to all those people passing me. And I have to remember to leave myself more time for my run in the morning as well. I keep running out of time to get ready for work and I've been late every day this week!
And I don't think I'm buying into this heart rate training because it's gimmicky. There is a lot of research into the importance of raising your lactate threshold and how to go about doing that. More miles and less intensity. That's pretty standard, so I don't think I'm 'complicating' my training regime by integrating these ideas into it. Running hard every time out just burns me out and leaves me injured, so I think these slower, longer runs may be a smarter way for me to go. I guess only time will tell.
At any rate, I think my theories for getting faster will work a lot better than CBS's strategies for raising the ratings of the Evening News. Our new mantras here are supposed to be "Tell Me Something I Don't Know", "Make Me Look" and "Make Me Listen." Not bad things to keep in mind, I guess, but everything is undermined when the four people with the most power over the broadcast all seem to have completely different ideas about what it should look like. Again, only time will tell, but at the very least the power struggles here should be entertaining to watch.