I have been wearing a long sleeved top and long sleeved jacket! However, will give it a go on the inside of my wrist.....that is in a few days after the ankle eases up. Think the 16km on Saturday did it no favours then this morning's skate about on the ice and trudging through icy snow before hobble jogging home sadly .
Gideon Levy - no offence was taken, do not worry . Your explanation makes perfect sense and tried the watch at the tightest setting this morning but heartrate still high. Now wondering whether I am anaemic as feeling more tired than normal and noticed insides of eyelids are pretty pale this morning. Weird considering I love liver, eat red meat at least once a week, loads of leafy greens and not much caffeine. Or maybe I am just an unfit, lazy arse after all.
Anyway thanks for all the suggestions, greatly appreciated
It does seem odd actually as usually my easy run pace is between 5:50 and 6:10 even on forest trails and over up to half marathon distance so to be doing 6:30min/km for 6k is a bit strange even with injury and icy conditions....hmmmmm. Will test on other wrist and see what happens!
It is the TomTom so will try warming up more as it does sometimes give me a warning to do just that. I have only had it a couple of weeks. I have been wearing at the second tightest so at least have one more set of holes to tighten.
Gideon Levy - even though I am far from my fittest I would not say I am unfit given I am running over 40km a week, cycle/walk 6-10km a day and do yoga a few times a week. My resting heart rate is also pretty low and my BMI is about 18 so not anything near overweight.
Hmm I will try tightening the strap but it does show a very rapid drop off when I stop i.e my heart rate is near 100 within around one minute. I am running with a bit of an ankle injury at the moment so also wonder whether this, extra adrenaline from avoiding snow/ice, and the cold are raising my heart rate too.