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Polar S510 and road biking(3 posts)

Polar S510 and road bikingavitar
May 12, 2002 3:21 PM
I recently got back into road biking and bought a HM. I would like some feedback and suggestions on how people here integrate this into their workout. I will never ride in a race, just biking to improve my health. I bought the bike for exercise, and would like to learn to excersize smarter. I sent away for this book -
Heart Rate Monitor Book for Cyclists, 2nd Edition
which I hope will also give me direction.

This site has been very helpful and even abit inspirational in getting me back going again.
re: Polar S510 and road bikingmosovich
May 12, 2002 6:21 PM
I've got the S510 and it rocks. I got a coach as well, which really helps alot. I've heard the PCCoach Elite has alot of training routines as well, which would help the most.
First off....g-money
May 12, 2002 7:18 PM
Never say never when it comes to racing... you never know when the bug will bite!!! :-)

Having said that, your HR monitor becomes a fun gadget to play with and analyze your fitness. Once you learn the functions, you can do all sorts of stuff with the 510. Another good book to get is the Cyclist's training bible, by Friel. Although it is geared to racing it is a great learning tool when it comes down to haw to test your max HR, vo2 max, etc. The #'s you'll need from the start to make your HR monitor worth while. The 220-age thing isn't really a great way to go about it, IF you want to achieve maximum results. The best thing to do is learn as much as you can about HR training and then temper it from there based on what you really wish to achieve...

Again... never say never to racing, especially once you really get back into shape!!!

Good luck.