managed the race that summer without her expert help. It was also preposterous. Heart rate monitors and speed and distance monitors were things that happened to other people. It was also hard to say no."Ok, yes then, lets give it a try."She bounced
with these savvy sessions I want to... train to my heart-rate Monitoring your heart rate is the best way to gauge exactly how hard (or how easy) you’re working. Just as your weekly routine should include a variety of paces - from the long, steady run to flat
'll see the benefits.See full threadHeart rateFind a rhythm: use a heart rate monitorStreaky Bacon - I use a heart rate monitor to help me hit the right pace for each run, whether it's a fast one, a long one or a recovery run. Before I got it I couldn
positive effect on your fitness.I resolve to Read my heart rate monitor manualWhy? Heart rate monitors arent just fancy stopwatches. Theyre an incredibly useful and practical training tool. They can help you recover properly during speed sessions, run
, and associating to actually focus on the feeling," says Lewis. To associate, start from the head and work down, assessing each area or group of muscles. "Keep your pace in line with the information you gain from your body monitoring, from heart rate to basic
, or if you have a heart-rate monitor or GPS take the instructions with you and learn how the functions work. A holiday is a great time to use that grey matter."
sets of '30/30'. This means 30 seconds' hard strides followed by 30 seconds' lighter running at a cruise. Breaking it down keeps leg-speed up and makes the hour go more quickly." - Steve Trew "On the turbo trainer, use a heart-rate monitor for a power
– the difficult one is swimming. In a race we cannot keep looking at our heart-rate monitor or stopwatch,” says Bill Black, who coached the GB Men’s Triathlon Team at the Sydney Olympics. “But if we train at a certain pace in the pool we can keep cross
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