I have been trying to run at least once a week for the last 2 months or so. It started off with ~1.5 miles and is now gone up to 3+ miles. Yeah, I know it’s nothing to write home about….
But after today’s run, I realized a couple of things..
– On the pro-side, I think I found my sustainable heart-rate – and even after about 45 minutes, it seemed I could go on for another mile or so without much discomfort. This itself is huge for me – and am very happy 🙂
– On the flip side, I realized my sustainable speed is low (~4.7 mph)
So either I sprint and get more bang-for-buck in an hour OR I try and increase my endurance. Running faster is going to be less enjoyable though. Both are noble goals….but I wish I did not have to make this call, not yet anyway. General objective is to exercise + enjoy the run. Time is finite due to home stuff…
Any ideas out there? Is there an optimal “speed” to burn more calories, before starting to go longer? Or does it make more sense to go faster first…?