|One way to check your HR|
The beauty of the RCX5 has been the Endurance Training Program that synchronises with your profile on polarpersonaltrainer.com. I've written previously about the benefit I saw over the course of a season training with this program, you can find that piece here: Regaining Ground: Heart Rate Mentoring - getting fitter.
What I missed out on was making the link to the training methods of Phil Maffetone. I was only recently when reading Dr. Nick's running blog that I was reminded of the
Ultimately what the method advocates is running within your capabilites as defined by your HR zones. Its is not all about running slow, or running long and slow. You much work within your individual abilities.
This method has been working for me and I plan to continue to utilise it as I work to get toned up.
If you need any help or advice on selecting a HR watch to suit you or your sport, please feel free to ask in the comments section.