This might sound like a daft question, but where do you ladies put your HRM strap? I am finding that the ideal place seems to be where my bra strap goes. If I put it lower then it can ride up over the bra and lose the skin contact, plus its then on the edge of my ribs and uncomfortable. So I have ended up putting it on first, underneath the bra strap. But then the bra feels tight. So far, this hasnt caused problems (sample size of 2), but i dont want to end up with discomfort during a race or long run.
do i have a particularly short ribcage (I'm not very tall), or does anyone else have this problem?
I agree with you Meg on the issue of generous boobage. I am a 30G and until i started using an HRM, My Royce bra tended to chafe after about 6 miles of running. But when I started using the HRM under my bra strap, the chaffing stopped. I now wear my bra on the middle fastening rather than the tighter fastening and that helps accomodate the HRM.
I lost a bit of fat around my ribs this summer as my mileage went up . I didn't adjust the HRM chest strap and I ended up with wounds where the sensor frictioned off the chest.Very ouchy. It kept rubbing off the scab and in the end i had to take it off for about 3 weeks. Now I make sure that it is properly tight and secure. One of my bras has a deep rubber end on it and I wear the strap INSIDE this. The two together seems better for signal and comfort.
Sometimes I push it over to the side so that it sits more under my left boob. This works well too.
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