>Running 101>Need some "gadgetry" advice....
A Dance with Monkeys
Anybody? What if you already know how to do "a" through "c" without a HRM
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Anybody? What if you already know how to do "a" through "c" without a HRM and you don't care about "d"?
The Logic of Long Distance
I can't find my trails on most mapping sites, so the Garmin is the only way to go.
HR can be useful, but also misleading. On a hot day for example HR is not accurately reflecting how hard you are working. Under these conditions, more blood is being diverted to the periphery in hopes of cooling the core and this means to maintain the same blood flow to the exercising muscles, total cardiac output must increase. Of course, if you adjust pace to accommodate HR, then you are at the desired HR but certainly not at the same intensity of running -- the running muscles are under-achieving. Same would be true if dehydrated -- less blood volume and usually less stroke volume, which, again means increasig HR to keep up the desired cardiac output.
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Needs more cowbell!
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
That is better that what I got:
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Google Checkout benefit (never to be used again) = -$10
Power Bar Rebate = -$50
Total Cost = $145
Rebate has been processed and will be sent within the next month. I have the rebate form if'n anybody needs it...