Thursday, March 29, 2007

Help, I need somebody, Help, not just anybody

I have a question for my tri buddies...I joined and got a training plan for my 10K. To follow the plan I need to know my target heart says (based on my age, 31) that my target heart rate is 141 and recommended rate is 103-160...I am not sure what to do with that...For example, tomorrow I am to run 40 minutes with a target rate of 65-75% of max rate (160?)...that seems low! Thoughts?

Also, any suggestions on a reasonably priced monitor I could buy?

Dropped Koz off at the vet this morning..he is having surgery on his side today to remove a little growth. I hated to leave my little bubba, he was shaking like a leaf!

Good Dr. apts yesterday...I will find out the GYN test results, on the second opinion, in ten days. The GI doc was uneventful...I did inquire about my weight last year (I was there in the beginning of March) and it was 160. It was at that time, last year, that I decided that I wanted to loose weight. Proud to say I weighed in at 143 yesterday.

LOST was great last night...and once again I can not wait until next week! I am about to visit the message boards and pick up on what I might have missed!

I am definitely feeling that the reduction in prozac was a good call..I am feeling a lot less jumpy and jittery. My mind immediately wants to jump to stop taking it all together - but, I know I need to take it slow!

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors. (you know)

1 comment:

Andra Sue said...

Try Target for a HR monitor, or online Nashbar and Performance Bike. Timex ones are really cheap.

Using a formula to calculate your max HR is not very accurate. You should do some sub-max testing on a track. If you email me, I can explain it to you.

Also, broadly, 65% of max HR will be very slow and not feel like much of an effort. This is good, though, because it's building up your aerobic capacity. You can't sprint a 10k. Or at least most normal people not from Kenya can't! :)