First, all of my HR monitors are broken. My Garmin watch works great but won't read HR. My Polar is a POS so no surprise there. The only HR I have now is on my Powertap (fancy wattage meter on my bike which was gifted to me by an athlete of mine). I can't really afford a new one so I'm going with what I got and chasing chickens and punching sides of beef instead of measuring heart rate.
Longish run of 2 hours playing up in the woods but I lost track of time and realized that my wife had to leave for work in 30:00... and I was about 4.5 hard and hilly miles from home. If it was flat and low altitude I would have relaxed and jogged home but instead I had a surge of adrenaline (always respect the better half) so I forwarded my i-pod to some Metallica and old school Linkin Park and dropped a mallet on the 4.5 miles. Possibly a better effort than yesterday's 5k. Lot's of low 5 paces on the downs and lots of mid 6 paces on the (steep) climbs. Awesome run. This might become a regular thing. I walked in on time feeling amped and high.
This next week is a bike focus but I have a Tuesday play date with Bob 'The Myth' Sweeney with 2 X 3 mile hill climbs. If anyone wants to join shoot me an e-mail, we're starting at ~8:30 and bring a mouth guard, a first aid kit and a weapon (handguns are a smart option), a compass, and a kayak paddle.
Solid week of exercise, I won't bore you with a run mileage total, it's paltry in comparison to everyone else.