Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Went running Monday at the gym.
Ran for a mile.
Walked for 0.2 mile
Ran for about 0.5 mile
then alternated running and walking
total mileage was around 3-3.5 miles
I need to figure out a better way to keep track of the running and walking segments as they all tend to run together in my mind after a while
While I'd rather not have to deal with a pencil and paper, but it's probably the simplest and cheapest rather than the equivalent of a blackberry.

Found out something cool completely by accident. My hearrate monitor shows up on the heart rate display of the treadmill. I was wearing the monitor occasionally looking at the wrist watch display of my HR just to check on it. I dropped my hands on the handle of the treadmill and noticed that the machine's HR was diplaying, which I found interesting as it seemed to appear much faster than it usually does and it seemed to stick on. It must have taken me 2 miles to realize that the display wasn't going away and that it was the same as what the wrist watch monitor said. The implications of this are really cool. It means that I don't have to spend time looking at the wristwatch display, in fact I don't even have to wear the wristwatch.

I showed it to Michael (the rep at the gym) and he noticed that the Life Fitness treadmill had the Polar logo on it, so they clearly have worked out some sort of compatibility deal. Cool.

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