I think I'm quite attached to my heart rate monitor (HRM)....
Just a little recap, I lost my HRM transmitter last year, after my Shanghai trip for the Jonathan Lee show. I left it in the room somehow, and that was that. But of course, that didn't stop me from running and working out, but I always felt a bit in the dark about my training, now that I don't have my heart rate being monitored.
Anyway, I managed to get it replaced last week, and I think I'm gonna enjoy working out more now... can post HR details and stuff. I've even tried running with music, and it was okay, but I found I ran better without it.. can't stand them wires and stuff.
Anyway, to start off, this was an account of last week's run, with HR details!!
Date: 23 March 07
Route: Lake Gardens (Bkt Aman CP - Carcosa - Tapak A - Bkt Aman CP), approx 3.75km per loop
Distance: 7.5km (approx)/2 loops
HR: Ave 156bpm, max 176
Started off easy as always, and making sure I don't go beyond 75% of MaxHR for the first 5 - 10mins. Uphills at Carcosa brings up HR a little higher than 80% as expected. Incline after Tapak A was killer, for the moment, but tried jogging slowly all the way up. Took one minute walk rest when reached carpark for first lap.
Second lap, I took it a little faster pace, and could keep for at least until I reached Carcosa Hill, where I slowed down to compensate for the uphill pace. HR was 10% more than the first loop at the Carcosa hill. Could maintain running pace until I reached Tapak A, where I decided to walk to recover. Halfway up the Tapak A hill to carpark, I ran a little bit more until the carpark.
Good workout, I think.PS: I'm lusting for a pair of Asics 2120 (courtesy of Jamie da Carboman.. the article,not the shoe, that is!!)....