One of my best purchases in recent years has been my Polar Heart Rate Monitor with the Footpod. I have ran in the rain, mud, heat, and sometimes streams with the footpod strapped to my laces and have yet to see a problem with the results.
I started this pace/distance tracking passion with a Garmin. About 2 years ago Jordan gave me one for my birthday and I found myself running in the middle of the night around our 3 mile track trying to see how many miles I could log. Bad idea. So, I put together a running plan that included the function of the Garmin and had a good time running sprints and long distances while using the aid of satellites to track my workouts. However, when I started running in more diverse locations in Houston including the woods, it got harder and harder to rely on those satellites to keep up with me.
So, I got the Polar HRM with footpod and haven't put he Garmin on since. Sorry, Jordan. Don't Get a Garmin. Get a Polar.
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed." Charles Schulz
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Reminder: Wear an HRM w/ Pace
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Sunday run in the rain.
Got off work early today and went out on an easy 4 miler. Took my time knowing this would be the last time I ran for about 1 week. Run fel...
So, back on the road and trying to keep up with my runs. The 4 mile loop felt great. I started running through the woods and hit the concr...
I have a garmin and have had trouble using it downtown. Have you ever seen this when you used the garmin?
Hey, Jack. The Garmin has always been tough for me to trust in downtown areas with tall buildings because of the blockage.
Try a polar. It will take the guess work out of a lot of your training. Plus you won't be thinking "is my watch picking this great run up or not"
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