Friday, November 16, 2012

I decided to go high tech this morning and wear my husband’s Garmin training watch during my workout.  I attached the pedometer to measure the distance on the treadmill, and the chest band to measure my heart rate.  I really wanted to know if I was estimating my distance and speed right.  In other words, when I jog at a 5mph pace for six minutes (according to the clock and treadmill), am I really going half a mile?  Secretly, I was hoping for good news: that I was running farther and faster than I believed.

So of course, it didn’t work!  I killed myself during my workout, really pushing the distance, only to discover that the watch malfunctioned.  The only thing it recorded was my heart rate.  I learned that my heart generally beats 145 beats per minute while I’m jogging.  So what?  How does that help me?  And to add insult to injury, the display on the treadmill also quit working, so I couldn't even estimate my pace that way.  Grrr...

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