Uuuuggghh. Lifetime was a drag this morning. I was so tired when the alarm went off. When I got there I was just dragging ass too. I tried closing my eyes while on the arc machine. I thought if I could trick my brain into thinking I was sleeping that it would get easier. It helped for a little while. I popped my left eye open every now and then to make sure I was still on track. Usually I aim to get my heart rate at 155-165, but this morning I struggled to get to 150. I noticed that on Mondays it seems relatively easy, I have to make a concious effort to stay out of the 170s. By Friday I’m busting my chops in the mid 140s.
I don’t know how HR Monitors work. I mean, I know that they measure your heart rate and use personal information you enter to make various calculations. What I don’t understand is how it comes up with my target zone in the first few minutes of my work out, and it’s always seems to confirm the way my body is feeling. For instance today while I just about dying with a HR of 151, I looked down at my monitor and it was telling me to take it down a notch. How does it know? It can’t be a subconsious thing, because I usually don’t even see my target range until I’m all done and look at my stats. It must be magic or psychic or telepathic or something. That’s the only logical explaination.