Saturday was one of those rainy days where you sit around the house getting agitated, so I went for some retail therapy at my local Shoe Clinic. I tried on a couple of pairs of shoes....
(upon which I will write notes right here and now so I don't get them all mixed up)
- I liked the turquoise Mizuno Wave Enigma 3 - more cushioned than my Wave Rider 16's but lighter
- I didn't mind the Ascis Gel Nimbus - but they felt different on my foot.
- They're getting a pair of Mizuno Ascend 8 trail shoes in for me - I have tried these on in another store (Athlete's Foot) and liked them very much - shall I buy some?
- I was wanting to try the Mizuno Wave Sayonara's but they're not in New Zealand yet :(
- But I see them promoted on the Australian Mizuno site, so hopefully they are on a ship in the Tasman Sea or something...
So, back to the shopping...
I saw the Polar watches by the counter and something prompted me to ask about the Polar HRM that goes with the Nike SportWatch. Lo and behold, it was right beside him and quite affordable too, especially with my $50 loyalty reward, so out came the plastic and I skipped home all happily retail therapied.
My long run on Sunday looked like this:
Except I did something wrong and it didn't record my distance and pace (around 12km). When you do it right you get a cute graph of your pace, elevation, and heart rate too - fun!
That peak at the end of the graph is when I power walked up The Steep Hill, where my HR maxed for the day at 177bpm.
Right - off to work out my training zones!
What is your experience with heart rate monitors? I had a Timex Ironman one for a while, until the watch strap fell apart due to old age.