Thanks for the link, I have now read up on the heart rate stuff, there are quite a few varying theories out there!! Anyway, I have programmed the Garmin with heart rate zones etc (haven't actually done the max test yet although min is around 60bpm) but I am not best friends with the darn watch! My Sunday 10K was inadvertently wiped out before upload and I am finding it difficult to toggle thru the options on the watch. Only now am I reading that lots of peeps have had probs setting up and using this particular model (guess u get what you pay for).
Working nights this week, may try a verrrry slow 5k tomorrow morning to trial the zones etc.
Aww Lisa, hope your days are sunny again soon, wishing u speedy recovery (no pun intended)
I am trying to get to grips with my shiny new HRM!! My physio saw me out plodding on the street and thought I was struggling (well, I was, but no more than usual!) So decided to buy a cheap HRM, got the Garmin 50 as the new replacement FR60 model costs almost 3 times as much(!!)so that I could plod along and monitor my heart rate etc. Good idea?? Now trying to work out what zone I should program up so that I can get fitter whilst burning loads of fat (ie cakes consumed). Gonna try a 10K tomorrow morning, see how slow I have to go before I could chat whilst plodding.
Anyone got any advice on this, all suggestions gratefully received.