>Cross Training>Cross-Training HR vs. Running HR
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
TRIing to beat the heat!
In running, particularly when you're just starting out, you'll get much more benefit out of running more, than running faster. It's not that quantity over quality -- in running, quantity is quality. You'll see this mantra repeated a lot on this site, but I'll repeat it again:
Running slower allows you to run more (w/o injury)
Running more will allow you to get faster.
Sub-1:42 for half marathon √ (1:41 at Disney, Jan '12)
Sub-22 for 5k √ (21:51 in Sept '12)
BQ for marathon- FAIL
De-slacking in progress
started running @ age 48 [lost 70#+, quit a 30 year pack/day habit>> ran HM] Ran a few years then quit. Gained 70#+ back and smoking like before. Time to get healthy again @ 52 years over with the C25K program and beyond again. RE-start date 1-13-14
Those who try, fail! Those who do what it takes to succeed, succeed!!
Also, my slowest runs are at a 125-130 HR.
Why are you worried about HR anyway?