I finally purchased a heart rate monitor after 3 years of training for races. And today I wore it for the first time in spin class. And scared myself.
Who knew my heart did all that work? My rate hovered between 132 at the low end when we were just working away up to 158 when I thought I would die.
Since this was the first time I obviously still have a lot to learn but I was pretty fascinated to be able to see into my heart.
And I also noticed that once I spiked 158 and started feeling a little dizzy that the next time the numbers started getting near there I backed off the pressure.
Can’t wait to continue to learn. And as with most things that I noodle around with for too long I’m wondering why I waited!
For anyone wanting a simple, inexpensive way to dip your toe into the heart rate monitor pool I highly recommend the Timex T5G941 which is a Consumer Reports “Best Buy.” I paid $35 at Amazon.
As always, any suggestions you guys are warmly welcome.