I have been running the last couple of weeks without mapmyrun or heart rate monitor. Today I ran indoors (I know, I know - I had already enjoyed(!) two soakings, feeling yuk with some pestilential virus and wimped out, again). Anyway, last time I used the HRM indoors it was leaping about around 180 bpm before settling at 175 for most of the 30 mins just egging on the hypochondriac me to think I was going to have a heart attack.
Today for the first 15 mins I thought it was broken or my heart was stopping and I must be due to have a stroke or summink cos it was registering a ridiculous 55-65 bpm (pace 10kph). It perked up a bit for the second half and was about 135bpm to the end (I had to up the pace up to 11kph for a bit in case I missed the 30m/5k deadline).
Incidentally my resting heartbeat has slowed since starting C25K and is now c.46bpm whereas pre-C25K it was nearer 56-58bpm. Anyone else noticed this or is my ticker actually slowing down to a stop?
And, though I know it isn't proper cos not outdoors, 5k in 28:33.
Glad as a very glad thing with glad written all over it
Next time will take mapmyrun outdoors and see if there is any improvement there but if I start stressing about times I will turn it all back off again.