Nathan - think I mentioned a few messages back - try a Geonaute HR strap. I had the same problem with my Garmin - awful!! and like you I knew it wasn't right. I have a Forerunner 310XT and the Geonaute works fine. Also find links on previous message to the ant+ website about mix and match products.
Link to Geonaute HR strap;
Roy - messaged you re- Skirrid.
Stewart - good to hear from you again
Thx Brian, Dr D - will do.
Welcome Finch - you WILL get some sound advice from our motley crew - it really is good stuff. Try and get hold of original HADD document and digest.
VT - still trying - thanks for asking. Accident was in the back end of April so 7 mnths gone by now. Tried to start again in August but was too soon. Now I'm only managing 12 miles a week max at the moment. Knee also took a bash and the tendons seem to be taking ages. So I'll keep plugging away - am going to do a 6K fell race in a couple of weeks so we'll see how that goes - but I won't be setting any records . I'm pretty sure HADD will get me back to a semblance of fitness at some stage along with some therapy.
VT - such a good feeling (I'm trying to remember what that is like)
Roy - Skirrid sounds good. Only about 50 mins from me. Could only find the 2012 site which was 5.6km - has route changed? Still on my recovery after accident earlier in year, so if I do get there, it won't be a good time but really enjoy the hills. Only walked them so far - will be fun to run one for a change Assume I can just turn up on th day.
booktrunk - welcome
If not sure of HR max - try 5K pace + 3 mins. If already running and putting some miles in that should be around 70% - 75% of max HR. If your max is 175 then in true HADDing style you should be looking at building your base between 123 - 130 HR (preferably closer to the lower figure)
daveymck - good test and as you say confirms that MaxHR you were using was about right. As Brian says less than 75% would be good for the time being - we have a lifetime to improve.
Brian - ref Geonaute. I went on to the Ant+ directory site - whole host of things there to get your teeth into;
Can't remember the exact piece of information but I did find out that it was compatible. The first link will take anyone that's interested about it and basically shows how you can 'mix and match' items from different manufacturers.
Cheesy / Davey - Same for me last year so I changed from my Garmin monitor to a Geonaute monitor (£30) which still worked with my Garmin watch. No problems since.
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