About yesterday's run. As planned, it was an easy four miles on the Lower Back Bay and then off to the gym for some stretching and light core work.
Final stats for the run - 4 miles with an average heart rate of 144 (78% MHR). Pace at that HR was a 9:38 mile. The only thing that I found myself doing was starting and stopping (actually speeding up and slowing down) often to catch my breath. I don't know if it was the cold (I know - relative term) or if I'm struggling aerobically, but it was a little annoying to feel like I had to catch my breath even though my heart rate was below 85% of max. I think what I need to do is concentrate more on the slow stuff right now to rebuild my base.
I am eager to get things back in motion. I feel like I've lost quite a bit of aerobic capacity over the past couple of months. Things that seemed pretty easy back in November seem a bit labored these days. I think that now that I'm back on a structured plan, I will start feeling improvement with consistent training.