Taking up a running program has been a time honored method of losing weight. Unfortunately, some people still struggle with losing weight, no matter how many miles they run. Here’s how you can avoid the pitfalls of losing weight through running. Read the rest of this post
Archive for December, 2011
My husband and I decided to buy the Garmin Forerunner 305 for ourselves for Christmas. We found such a cheap price for the Garmin Forerunner 305 that we just didn’t want to pass up on the opportunity. It’s been too many too many years since my old heart rate monitor, the Polar Beat has been fully functioning and with my quest to qualify for the Boston Marathon, we thought that it was time to take the plunge.
When I started researching and reading reviews for the heart rate monitors, I came across the best price for the Garmin 305 at Amazon. This was a couple years ago and the Garmin Forerunner 305 was cheaper than it is today. I couldn’t believe that I could get a heart rate monitor and a GPS system (and more) for the same price as what I would pay for a decent heart rate monitor. Just for curiosity , I dug out my old Polar Beat heart rate monitor (that was year’s old) and on the box it had a price of $139.99. The Beat never had any features – no target heart rate, average heart rate or upper and lower limits. Just a plain and simple heart rate monitor which was actually very useful to my training in it’s day. Read the rest of this post
The Couch to 5k Program is a plan for new runners to go from completely untrained (straight off the couch) to running a 5k race in 9 weeks time. The Couch to 5k Program, or c25k as it’s known, has helped thousands of runners get started on a running program that makes sense and most importantly, works.
The program was first publicized on the previous Cool Running website. Now you can find a paid version of the program ($9.95) with a host of training tools through ActiveTrainer.com. The paid version lets you track your progress online and receive email reminders each day to help get you going and provide a little motivation and support.