But all was not well! I hadn't put two steps forward before my body started to call 911, sending SOS messages. So to appease my body I took it really slow. But the only way to get my heart rate 'in the zone' was by walking! And I really wanted to run. After all, it had been 7 days. I really needed to feel like a runner again.
In the zone: 115 - 150
But in the end I decided to take my Polar Heart Monitor's word for it, and walked most of the distance. To stay in the zone my heart rate should be between 115 and 150 beats per minute. But as soon as I started to run, it quickly climbed to 160 bpm.
All in all I ran/walked for about 70 minutes, so at least I went the distance.
What does it all mean?!
But I'm siting here wondering: 'What does it all mean?' Does the fact that my heart rate went up to 160 BPM mean that I'm still suffering from that stupid cold? Or does it mean my body has to get used to running again after 7 days of coughing?
Anyone out there with some valuable insights?!