Pedals to Peaks - The journey from couch potato land to endurance events
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Took the Heart Rate Monitor gizmo around the Bonsai Mountain with me slow time tonight, the newly acquired gadget is very addictive, the info created useful and aside from the fact that I eat enough for three people it does explain a bit why I am so heavy despite so much walking. My resting heart rate (sat at work desk) is 54 to 56 bpm. So walking at a steady pace does increase this but only to 77 to 88 bpm, hardly in the zone. So my average tonight was 102 bpm, max was 152 and that was when "sprinting" uphill for a laugh. If I am to increase my "burn" I need to get in the zone (whatever that is) more often. Ambling around looking at the scenery wont cut it.