Yes, I'm not a geek - but I'm a data addict. I log per km reads and aim to improve on it. However, with the HRM, I will have a problem logging in per km. This might be bad as I may want to have a GPS-HRM watch to replace both - and this will be costly! Not to mention ugly as I have thin wrists.
Back to using them both, I fumbled in the km1 as I kept on reading HR and pace, the chest strap seems to be slipping as well so I had to fasten the belt a little tighter. It really was distracting. After I fastened it, i decided to leave both watches and concentrate on running:
- HR 80 when I got out of the gate
- Lap 1 - 6:53 - fumble time, was too busy checking gadgets, didn't get a reading
- Lap 2 - 6:07 HRM read 160. Its just fine.
- Lap 3 - 6'23 HRM read 170 - I can handle this
- Lap 4 - 5:40 HRM read 177 to 180 - ok slow down a bit
- Lap 5 - 6:05 HRM was 175 when I began to cool down
- Cool down - HRM was at 150 Total time 31:21 5.03KM
I made some computations based on different sites that I've read:
|Sorry, don't mind the format please|
In the final stretch of my run this morning (in the last 500m), I noticed that i am in the 177-180 beat and its my "strong-finish" mode. I guess this is where I'm doing right.
Good to know that my 6:15 pace is under the aerobic for fitness level - I just have to run long at this pace to build endurance. Anything higher should be done in intervals for speed training.
This report is very academic and could be open to revisions and improvements. its a start while I fine-tune my max heart rate (maybe I'll use the OWN CAL mode in my Polar to get a personal and automated base). I might use the 2-watch combo for another round, and put up markers on the road so I know exactly how far I've run so I don't have to wear it again with the HRM.