This week is a lower mileage week for me since last weekend my long run was a 22 miler. This weekend is also my weekend to work so I am coming off two night shifts and little sleep. I had a 8 miler on my plan and decided to take it inside on the treadmill today. Some days when I am tired and don't want to worry about my surroundings I prefer to run on the mill. I took the first 5 miles a little slower ( 7.3-8.2 ) with some hills ( .5-3.0% ) then the last 3.5 miles were much faster and flat. My last two miles were 6:39 and 6:30! I felt great and was pleased with my decision to run on the mill.
Being a nurse sometimes I feel like I know too much and can get myself worried over things that otherwise wouldn't matter. Lately I have been noticing that my lips turn a slight shade of blue after I finish my hard runs, if I am cold, or if I eat a full meal. My resting pulse usually runs between 38-42 bpm and has for years. I am asymptomatic and haven't experience any problems but now I am wondering what others resting pulses are and if I should be concerned. So on my run today I also focused on my heart rate. At my max incline my HR was 142 and at my max speed my HR was 145. As soon as I reached my cool down pace my HR dropped to 78. I usually don't wear my heart monitor but I am thinking I am going to start to more often just to see where I range.
Does you heart rate/zone train? What type of monitor do you use? What is your resting pulse?