My second ever aerobic run. It's all rather new to me and to be honest I'm still a little unsure how I feel about them. At the end of tonight's run I felt troubled. Why, I asked myself, do I feel more physically tired running 14 km at such a slower pace? I even became a little annoyed. Was I supposed to feel this way? Then, while bending over to take my shoes off, I felt short of breath and had an incredible tightness in my chest that I'd never experienced before. Was this a heart attack I thought? Am I having a bloody heart attack! I immediately stood straight up with the agility of a teenager and realised my time hadn't come just yet. The sensation I felt had been caused by my heart rate monitor fitting slightly tighter the more I bent over. Second time ever wearing one and still getting used to that too!
Are aerobic runs supposed to feel sluggish if they are new to you? I'm over my disappointment of Rotorua by the way. It's nice to be out running again.