Friday, August 25, 2006

Treadmill Work

No, not a horse treadmill. I wish! No, the treadmill is for me. I've been spending some time on the treadmill lately. Just walking. I am taking it easy a bit from the harder (and admittedly more interesting!) Cathe workouts to just do some easy walking. I monitor my heart rate and keep it under 140. Setting the treadmill to a certain speed and doing minor adjustments based on if I want to lower or raise my heart rate is much easier than trying to modify Cathe so much. Also, when I do those Cathe workouts, I really want to work harder, even when I'm not supposed to.

I always wear my Garmin Forerunner 305 to monitor my heart rate. I merely turn off the GPS reception and just watch my heart rate. The nice thing is the 305 will record my heart rate and I then upload this to Training Center or SportTracks so I have a record of my treadmill workout and the heart rate data from that workout.

For the horse, a treadmill would be awesome! Alas, I do not have one. I think I'd want a horse scale before a treadmill, though!

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