Monday, March 12, 2012
Today I took my Garmin for a spin. It says 40 minutes exercise, 2.99 miles, average heart rate 160. I had the heart rate monitor on set for high heart rate, and it kept going off. It seems the high end of my target zone is 150, but my exercising puts me in the 170-180 range. Trying to stay in the zone I feel like I worked a lot less hard. And it was really hard to do. But my overall distance did not decrease that much. I am not sure how I feel about this. It was frustrating trying to keep my heart rate in the zone. I kept having to slow down or walk. I know I am capable of more...I have to figure out what training outside the zone means. And maybe I have it set too low. Maybe I should have it set a little above my max? All in all interesting, but didn't feel like much of a run.