So, readers, do you any of you know anything about heart rate monitors used for exercising?
My student trainer – who by the way is now a certified personal trainer (Great job, Kristy) – said I should get one and use it for when I run on the treadmill. She wants me to set up a training program for me so I can start training for my first 5k of the year.
I actually have already started training – kind of, but this will be more of a set program, maybe somewhat rigid. If I remember what she told me this morning, it will interval-type training and something about pushing myself really hard. I think I must have given her some kind of look of panic because she assured me I could do it and that I probably wouldn’t pass out or anything. Whew, that puts my mind at ease.
Anyway, I do not know a thing about heart rate monitors – don’t know where to buy one, don’t know what’s available, don’t know what brand is good, don’t even have a clue as to how much they cost.
Any information or insight into what I should get would be greatly appreciated. I am going to start researching them on the internet, but I would sure like to hear from anyone who has used one and can share a thing or two.