Running to Heart Rate is the way forward
This week I had a change of running metrics.
As coach has been setting a heart rate cap. For example my long run on Sunday capped to 160bpm maximum.
So I have set my watch so it only displays heart rate.
The example being to stay at a constant 155bpm.. ok slightly impossible but also controllable as well.
So if using the average pace and your going to slow or to fast, I found you have to make a drastic change of pace.
This in turn sends the heart rate way over / under the zone to be in.
What I have learned if the heart rate (HR) is a bit to high just reducing the pace slightly brings HR down and vice versa raises it.
All I am doing is altering pace very slightly to stay consistent.
I actually found by doing this I have run at a faster pace more consistently over the time period.
Running to pace(speed) I have worked out is an unnecessary distraction.