Last year, for my birthday, Jess got me a Garmin. I use it for almost all of my triathlon workouts, but it’s only been more recently that I’ve put on the heart rate monitor and actually looked at the data.
Maybe you already know it and use it, but a heart rate monitor can really add a lot on insight into your training. In fact, some triathletes have relied on heart rate monitors to take their training and racing to the next level.
SO…! That’s why we’re giving away a super rad Heart Rate Monitor from Jarv. It wirelessly pairs with your smart phone and works with the apps you’re already using such as Map My Run, Map My Ride, Strava, Run Meter, Log My Run, Endomoto, and over 45 others!
It also tracks your pace and distance.
Why use a Heart Rate Monitor?
Your heart rate is your own personal gauge of how hard your body is working, or of your intensity level. It’s not only accurate and reliable, it’s now convenient to measure with the use of gadgets like this one.
Really, it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an advanced triathlete – it’s great to be in touch with your body while working out.
Here are some fun facts about your heart rate:
- It can tell you if you’re workout out too hard on a light day.
- You can use it to measure your progress and see your fitness improving.
- It will ensure your hard days are, in fact, hard.
- It’s invaluable info for your triathlon coach to use in creating your training program.
- Or, it can simply add a fun and interesting dynamic to your triathlon training play.
Click here for a triathlon heart rate workout that will make you faster!
With your fancy new heart rate monitor, you’ll take your triathlon training to the next level by being able to monitor your tempos runs to make sure you push yourself and maintain 85% of your max. You’ll get useful data during your interval workouts, such as how long to recovery between bouts of high intensity and you’ll be able to workout based on your heart rate and zones, instead of just based on time and pace.
Being aware of your heart rate also helps with your recovery workouts by making sure you’re not blasting it above 70% of your max when you’re supposed to be recovering.
(Stay tuned for a post on How To Use Heart Rate For Triathlon Training)
This device is awesome because it tells you exactly how hard your heart is pumping. Duh! But the real cool thing is a HRM will help you get the most out of your workouts.
Plus… Apps always make training more fun, am I right?
You don’t have to understand all the technicalities of heart rate training to know that there’s good benefit to be gained all around.
For example, when you push the pace up towards your maximum HR, you’ll be not only getting faster, but you’ll improve on your economy – meaning you’ll also be able to go at a slower pace, longer. And when you’re making sure you’re not going to hard, you’ll be training your body to burn fat more efficiently, which means you’ll increase your endurance.
Enter my birthday giveaway to win a free heart rate monitor. I’ll select the winner on my birthday, August 27th.
Check back on Monday for a killer triathlon workout based on heart rate that will help you push the limits in your triathlon training!
iPhone NOT included.
Contest ends Tuesday 8/26 at midnight CST. One winner will be announced on Wednesday 8/27, Davey’s birthday. The winner has 48 hours to claim their prize and email us their shipping info. If the winner does not reply in 48 hours, we will select another winner. The winner will be selected using Rafflecopter’s random selector. Good Luck and Happy Training!!
Because of shipping costs, this giveaway open to US residents only.
*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Happy birthday to me = a gift for you.