|My swim coach, Saiful, and me..|
I had my third swimming lesson today. The last time I had my swimming lesson was 3 weeks ago and in that lesson we discovered 2 things:
1. That my recovery is sloppy- I lead with my palm instead of my elbow
2. I have to start kicking
So I’ve been going to the pool almost every day for the last 3 weeks doing a lot of drills and a lot of laps. My usual workout consisted of the following:
The run itself was great. There are 2 main hills in that course so I can practice my hill running which consists of shorter strides with higher cadence.
My POLAR Data are as follows:
Time 84:24 minutes
Average cadence 66
Average stride length 57 cm
Average Heart Rate 74% MHR
Running distance 5.92 km
Calories burnt 1136 kcal
I really have to start documenting the POLAR data based on the moderate run instead of the whole run. I do a 15 minute walk/slow jog at the beginning and the end of every run. This serves as both my warm up and warm down routine. naturally, my cadence, running distance, time and all the rest of the data will be affected. Must do that from tomorrow.
I also noticed that I am most comfortable running at an effort of about 80% MHR. At this effort, my cadence floats between 78 to 82 which is a good pace to keep. This effort and corresponding pace that works for me and I feel like I can go on forever at this effort. The problem arises when I hit hills, then my heart rate would shoot up to the mid 80s and beyond. I must practice more at running hills but only when my weight is in the high 80s or low 90s.