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^ Thank you @Fueco. I will look into that… I'm trying to get some baseline measurement. I'm not really sure what you mean by heart rate and output however. I'm only thinking of it as an indicator of my level of exertion and exercise I guess.

Also, I realize I really dislike the FitBit commercial, and as a result the FitBit itself. Somehow I do not think that was their intention.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
 

Y U NO LIKE HR, Fueco?

 

In other news, I did run (briefly) this afternoon. Calf has not healed. I'll give it a couple of weeks before trying again.

 

 

Heart Rate isn't a good indicator of how hard you're working. It is affected by things like having a cold, not being acclimated to the altitude (this was huge for a few weeks after we moved here), wind speed and direction (more noticeable with cycling), how well-hydrated you are (your HR will be higher if you are dehydrated), how overtrained you are (if you're beat down from training too hard, you won't be able to get your HR as high as if you are rested), etc.

 

My former coach wrote a book aimed at cyclists that does a pretty decent job of explaining these things.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Base-Building-Cyclists-Foundation-Performance/dp/193138293X

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Isn't Gatorade full of HFCS?

Yes, exactly.
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I love HFCS.  I also drink soda and on occasion drink southern sweet tea.  These things just work for me so I continue to use them.  I am not going out of my way to avoid things.  It doesn't make life fun when I have to ask about how things are made or what I should stay away from.  

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I love HFCS.  I also drink soda and on occasion drink southern sweet tea.  These things just work for me so I continue to use them.  I am not going out of my way to avoid things.  It doesn't make life fun when I have to ask about how things are made or what I should stay away from.  

I'm the same way. If something tastes good, I eat/drink it. If it feels good, I do it. I've never avoided any specific foods or beverages when I am running, but then again, I feel like I am always running so if I did, life would be pretty boring. My pre-marathon dinner last Saturday was a big plate of fish and chips and I washed it down with four Two Hearted Ales before stumbling back to my hotel room to stay up late to watch the end of the Eagels/Panthers game. I type all this as I sit at my desk eating a couple donuts and drinking a large iced coffee with extra sugar.

I used to wear an HR and pace monitor but never bothered to actually look at it when I was working out. For me it was a waste of money.

Of course, all that being said, I'll probably never BQ. But I'm OK with that.
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My prerace meal for last weeks 6th place finish was 4 beers and a bunch of German food for our annual Oktoberfest party we throw at our house.  I don't want running to become something I dislike due to too many gadgets or missing some sort of time (unless it is a cutoff in a longer race).  Now I just like to know how long I have been running as I usually have something at home I need to get done or somewhere to be.

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One of the benefits of running 20+ miles per week is being able to eat all of the tasty things.

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My $.02 on HRMs: I have used one in the past for my serious training. It works for me, but perhaps mainly as a psychological tool. I find that I can persevere on hard runs more consistently with the HRM. Maybe it's because I'm staying in the right zone of effort, or maybe I have black-and-white indication that I should be able to keep going at that pace.

 

The main reason I don't use it all the time is that I prefer using the Nike+ app to the Garmin's interface and website, and I don't want to carry the phone and wear the watch. If I upgrade to a new iPhone, I'll get a compatible strap.

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Couple more good 9 mile runs this week. Tired legs and dentist appointment compelled me to take today off. Will get at it again tomorrow. 2k miles is within striking distance so going to see if I can make that happen.

I've run naked (no gadgets, watches, etc) for the last year and a half or so but recently ive been tempted to pick up a garmin again.. Perhaps I'll ask for a new one for xmas smile.gif.
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Don't get me wrong, HR monitors work... They just don't work as well as effort-based training. If you run enough, and avoid injury, you're going to get faster and able to run better.

 

 

 

 

I ran 5.3 miles tonight with my wife.

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5 miles this morning.  Was in the 30s when I started...

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About 3 km (in ~12:30) followed by 2,5 km back. I'll do a 6 km run next week's Sunday. Since this is a new distance for me that I'm not very comfortable with, yesterday didn't go so well. Today went much better. I'll probably be able to run it all tomorrow. The track is mostly asphalt which I don't like at all (my other track is a small forest path).
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6.3 miles
post #11774 of 12848
7 miles today in just over 50 minutes. Still feeling good after a week or hard runs. Can't wait to get the winery sorted so my weekends can be spent on the trails instead of in the warehouse.
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7 miles today in just over 50 minutes.

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I took the day off… it was actually a bit too warm this afternoon and I wanted to watch the game (WS).
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