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3/12/09 1:29 P

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You have the right idea, just listen to your body. If your heart was at the max it had your body would have taken over and you would have felt at least dizzy or light-headed due to lack of oxygen. If you are cardiovascularlly healthy your heart can take quite a bit of stress like that with no problems what so ever. In fact, it is that kind of stress that makes it and your lungs stronger and the next time you work out both will be more effective at what they do. Just remember that heart attacks are not caused by your heart beating fast, but by a clot of some sort that blocks one of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle its self. (Ok I'll get off my Paramedic soap box now...lol)

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3/12/09 1:20 P

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Awesome. and WOW, I can't believe they go up that high! I have to say that I hope I don't get there! Keep up the good work!

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3/12/09 10:01 A

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Good! :) I'm glad that you had a good experience!! :)

Life never gives you more than you can handle. Accept challenges with grace and know that you are stronger for overcoming them.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day saying: I will try again tomorrow."


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3/12/09 9:54 A

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I got my 30 minutes of walking/jogging this morning and I have 2 things to comment on: 1) HRM's do at least go up to 107% max HR and 2) I'm still here! LOL I had to get at least 2 miles in and I really kicked it up a notch at the end to finish before having to get ready for work....just thought you'd all like to know. emoticon

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3/11/09 3:42 P

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Well I was definitely huffing and puffing, but I don't feel like I was over-doing it...just challenging myself. That was my whole goal was to run 1/4 mile and walk a 1/4 mile, etc until I finished the 2 miles. And thanks for the info - duh! Forgot it was the 99% of target zone! LOL I was sitting here thinking - wow, I wonder what happens at 100%! LOL! I will NOT risk injury right now and know when to listen to my body and not just my mind telling me to go home, veg out and eat everything in sight!!!! Just freaked a little...thanks so much!!!

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3/11/09 3:09 P

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I believe that meant that you were working at 99% of your maximum heartrate zone. Does that make sense? NOT 99% of all you got! Regardless, you should have been feeling like you were out of breath or something to clue you in to slow it down a bit before that. Listen to your body!! Don't overdo it. I have a hrm, but it's a cheapo from Wallyworld. i don't know hoe accurate it is anyway. Sometimes it gives me crazy readings like i'm about to die and it says 50% or something. I rely on how my body is responding! AND my breathing. Watch out, be careful, and keep up the good work!

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3/11/09 3:00 P

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I would hope not!! I sometimes have to slow down so that my HR can slow down a little....

Life never gives you more than you can handle. Accept challenges with grace and know that you are stronger for overcoming them.

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3/11/09 2:50 P

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While doing my running this week...my HRM was SCREAMING at me about 1/2 way through the 3rd lap of running and I looked down and it was at 99%!!!!!!!!! So I slowed down a little and it went right back to 85%. So - does that mean that my heart was literally working at 99% of what it had??? Does it ever get to 100%? It's never gotten up that high so I was just curious.........thanks!

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