Trail Zealot

Colorado hiking, Appalachian Trail thru-hiking, and more...

Jan. 12, 2020, 10:47 a.m.

Family run first, solo run second. So much activity on that first leg, thanks a lot momo! Maybe I should call it a family outing. I still like doing it.

The sensation of sucking wind from yesterday was not a fluke; I felt like I had to pull back to keep the intensity low enough for an easy run. What I am noticing is that I'll be breathing heavily, but my HR can be below 140. Eventually the HR catches up in most cases. I wonder if me and my body are accustomed to running faster, but now I am a little slower, so that speed just feels unsustainable. Will know with more certainty once I am fully over this cold.