You may know that I have been going old school when it comes to monitoring my heart rate for training this year (try putting your fingers to your throat while riding at 35 kph in the drops!) and, although I did pretty well, I was always pining for a heart rate monitor.
So quelle surprise when I receive a box marked ‘Polar’ in the mail when I was in Canada a couple weeks ago. Most generous Peter had an extra monitor lying around and he took pity on my backwardness and gave it to me. What a guy.
The only problem was that the model was for running, i.e. the monitor is a watch, not a computer that clicks onto the bike. Today’s post is for those who might like to stop running and pick up an infinitely more fun and interesting sport – cycling 😉
First, you take this: