Distance = 1.85
Calories = 281
Max HR = 171
Avg HR = 148
Running Index = 31
Max Cadence = 82
Avg Cadence = 68
Pre-run prep was limited and I felt it. For me, the stretch before the run really helps with the warm-up and early parts of any exercise.
My goal was to get to, and maintain, Zone 4 for 15 minutes. I met this, but I had to back down on the speed to keep out of Zone 5. Starting speed was a 5.0 mph (12:00/mile). I was doing a brisk walk at 4.0 (15:00/mile) by the end. Cool-down today was 10 minutes starting at 3.0 and finishing at 1.5. (The stride sensor drops out when walking slower than 2.0.)
A couple notes about the Polar HRM and stride sensor:
- As noted, the stride sensor really isn't for walking (and this is so documented).
- I get a Running Index for most of these sessions. This value is designed to let you know how you are progressing. It is calculated from data collected using the stride sensor and heart rate sensor. Again, this is most valid for a true running session.