Obviously I need to make sure I have one or there could be trouble, but should I be concerned about what it is when running?
My Garmin came with a monitor but I haven't yet used it and was wondering if I should. I keep hearing about the fat burning zone and what your heart rate should be etc.
In all honesty though I'm wondering if knowing what my HR is, will it make much difference to how I run. I'm a slow runner, I accept that and I've learnt not to worry about it. Will knowing my HR make me worry that it's not beating fast enough and therefore I'll try harder and then possibly end up stopping earlier. Or even the reverse?
Today I ran to a track by audiofuel which was supposed to be in line with 160bpm. I have no idea if I was at 160bpm or not, I just ran and listened to the music without thinking about it. At the end of the run I'd done the same distance in the same time as the previous run.
Does it really matter if I'm running at 140bpm, 160bpm or 180bpm should I know, should I care? or should I just keep going out there and enjoy it and not worry about it?