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New HR Monitor!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Yay, I got a Heart Rate Monitor for my birthday! Now the learning curve begins.

Day 6: 9.7 miles (15.52km)
July Total: 41.88 miles (67km)
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    I got a Polar F4. Here's the site:
    3894 days ago
  • BEFIT018
    I have been seriously considering getting a HRM,too. What do you have?
    3894 days ago
    So far I've worn it while doing 30 minutes on the elliptical and while doing an aerobic DVD. I don't seem to have any trouble working hard enough to get my rate up. On the elliptical my comfort zone is around 75% of max but if I'm really working I can get to 88% (for my age) and then it starts beeping away because it wants you to be no more than 85% (although you can change your limits).

    With the DVD it took a bit longer to get into 65% zone (with the warm up) but once I was into the "core" of the program I was staying right between 70-77% which should be just fine for calorie burning. This morning, 27.5 minutes of monitoring showed that I was in my target zone for 21 minutes - the rest was warm up and then the start of my cool down and then I ended the program while I was stretching.

    I'm going to start listing the calories burned from the monitor instead of using Sparks numbers so that I'm getting a much more accurate number - no more guessing for me!

    I was going to bike this morning but changed my mind so I'll still need to try it out while biking.
    3900 days ago
    That's fantastic! What have you learned so far? Is your heart rate where you'd expect it to be on your bike rides?
    3900 days ago
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