Duration = 60:01
Distance = 3.3 (from foot sensor)
Calories = 382 (lower of two values associated with this exercise)
Max HR = 150
Avg HR = 125
Running Index = 36
Max Cadence = 81
Avg Cadence = 65
Today's plan was a Long Slow Distance (LSD) run. I now know that Slow is followed by "but not too slow". I had this as a Zone 2 one hour long run. I very quickly realized that I was not going to be able to run on Zone 2. That was just too slow. So I went with a Zone 3 run. Next problem, I can't stay in Zone 3 and run either. When I hit Zone 4, I backed off the run to a fast walk. For the rest of the session, I kept adjusting the speed to stay in Zone 3. At 50:00, I did the cool-off at a slow walk. I actually had to slow a bit further than I had planned to keep my heart rate dropping.
Now, I have done some additional research on the Long Slow Distance run. The target is actually near the Zone3/4 border, so I had actually backed into the right idea. I find it easier to stay in a zone than near a border. For the next while, I will do this run as a steady Zone 3. Now, I hope that I progress to the point that it is an actual run.
Finally, I had some stiffness at the beginning of the run. It was then that I remembered that I hadn't had much to drink yet today. Luckily, I was on the treadmill (it's trying to decide if it wants to snow or rain outside; currently doing both). This meant that I could ask my lovely wife for a bottle of water. This made a significant difference.
Note for reference as there may be different definitions of HR Zones:
I use a 5 zone breakdown (based on % of HRmax):
90-100% = Zone 5
80-90% = Zone 4
70-80% = Zone 3
60-70% = Zone 2
50-60% = Zone 1