Wednesday, May 17, 2006
When you first started training with a HRM:
Did you learn you'd been training at a much higher rate than you thought, and higher than you should be?
When you slowed down to keep your appropriate HR, did you feel you'd slowed to a shuffle? I am running the lowest training paces of my entire life trying to keep my rate down (usually 130-140 on easy runs, as advised by my coach, whom I trust very much.)
Did your pace on normal or easy training runs change? Faster or slower?
Eventually did you become able to maintain a higher pace at a lower HR?
Does your HRM ever show outrageous momentary or max rates that make you wonder WTH?? I've wondered if: I threw some double or triple beats w/o feeling them; or if my ID dog-tag whapping against the chest sensor was being interpreted as beats (I've been hanging it down my back since then); or if there was some other kind of interference when you weren't near any power lines? Or if in fact your HR was over 200 at some point?
I haven't really seen 1140; I messed with the picture in PhotoShop to be cute :-) I have seen over 200. If I saw it when it was happening (as opposed to a recorded max at the end), a manual pulse check yielded a non-lethal rate like 150 or 160. And it didn't seem to change my average rate (which I do manage to keep within the parameters even though my max often goes over.) That's why I'm wondering about the dog-tag whapping, or some other kind of artifact. Like when I've tried to use a pedometer, just the bouncing as I move gets counted as steps.