Actually, it’s mostly wireless. Except the ipod.
50 minutes today withÂ that ipod (finished a book),Â my HR monitor strap, HR watch, and the data recorder on the stationary bike. Then some stretching.
Okay. This heart rate monitor thing is more awesome than I thought it would be. During the workout, the data recorder picks up the data from the strap. Then, when I’m finished with my workout, I simply hook this recorder up to my computer and my workout is logged in. Right now, I need to enter distance and speed since I’m on a stationary in the house. But automatically, my minutes and heart rate are all logged in. There are several graphs I can look at comparing weekly distance, time, etc. So no only is this helping me train smarter with the monitor but it keeps my history too! When I’m outside running and biking this spring, the GPS monitor will keep track of speed and distance, automatically recorded during my workout.
I kind of wish I could go running outside now. But my drama queen skin tends to have tantrums that takes weeks to calm down if it is exposed to the cold too much. Don’t yet have a pair of gloves good enough for that long. One if these days, there will be a convergence of non-ice or snow packed roads, temps above 35-40, adults being home, and me having time. Then I’m testingÂ this GPS device thingy.
It’s times like these when I miss the Northwest.