Following on from yatesco' s post about heart rate monitoring, I am curious to know who out there does and doesn't do it?! It does pop up a lot on this forum so I guess it is a valuable tool for some?! Although very much in the 'if it works for you' camp, I am not someone who would ever consider monitoring my heart rate (it would only become something to worry about for me😮) and I seem to be progressing fairly well without by listening to and responding to my own body. The fitness industry isn't doing too well out of me I'm afraid! My favourite gadget is still my free Runkeeper app and although I have recently bought a Garmin Forerunner 10 (very basic and don't use all the features on that!) I really only like to track my time, distance and look at my splits after a run. I keep a very half hearted eye on my pace too but not on all runs. Perhaps I am a little unusual in this day and age but it works for me - as I'm sure the hrm does for others. 😀 Has heart rate monitoring progressed your running beyond what it would without, or are you more of a 'free' runner (iykwim!). Answers on a postcard please....!