Maybe I overdid it in my first week on the treadmill with no name. I was loving it, putting in the hours and singing and dancing (ish) and I doubled my mileage in a week. Then I got busy with work and life events and felt …er ….tired. So I had a couple of days off. I decided to call it a ‘recovery ‘ phase. It lasted 10 days😳
Anyway, back at it now. Still aiming for consistency, still doing MAF. Currently aiming for 30 minutes per day as an hour 4 or 5 times a week was hard to fit in. It’s much more achievable to do 30 mins rather than an hour before work.
But my 10 days off mean that I haven’t increased my overall daily average🙄
I did wonder today whether I had improved at all in my 6 months of MAF. On the treadmill it’s easier to keep track on your HR and note what your ratio of walking to running is and there’s twice as much walking as running. Looking back though I can see that after the first 3 months my average mile pace at MAF was down to 15 minutes. The second 3 months have seen a couple of gaps and Currently my mile pace about 16. So presumably MAF does work, but only when I’m consistent. I seem to lose fitness very quickly. I still wonder if I’m one of the 10% of the population genetically programmed to ‘not respond’ to aerobic training🤔