I can't walk fast enough to get my heart rate up, and as soon as I hit a hill, like when I go hiking, my heart rate shoots way up too high. I have a big hole where the aerobic fitness exists. The whole purpose of training at this heart rate is to build the aerobic base of fitness, which I lack. Everything I have done for years has been above that base of fitness, hence the lack of improvement over the years and the tendency to hold onto body fat even though I get lots of exercise. The easiest way to reach the target heart rate to build the base is to jog and ride my bike. I ride my bike to work as well as run. I WANT to do the running. I just don't appreciate the positive "good job" "way to go" comments. People should mind their own beezwax. Bonus: this slow running is making me lose weight.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2