Running watches

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2009/07/21 12:10:12 (permalink)

Running watches

Alright everyone

I am currently running 6-7.15am monday tof friday with my wee sis. Trying to get super fit for next season so cardio is really important at the moment

I am trying to loose a bit of fat thus running early in the morning

I was wondering can anyone recomend a running watch? I know the polar watches are good but look really expensive and I am looking at around 30.00 for one

I was a calorie counter and distance on the watch so would imagine the majority of them do this.

On a side note I dont know if anyone has experienced this before but in terms of running outside instead of in a gym its crazy how different it is

I could run on a tredmil no problem for around 40 minutes doing intervial and feel relatively fine but as soon as I get outside I am nackard obviously the different levels etc plays a part



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    Re:Running watches 2009/07/21 14:02:02 (permalink)

    I just got one from argos for about a tenner. its all you need really so you can time your workout and monitor your progress etc.

    running outside is alot harder beacause your legs have to power you along, a treadmill does this for you. it will get easier the more you do and i bet after a while you wont be seen dead on a treadmill again!

    just out of interest why would you need a calorie counter. IMO you dont need to spend alot of money on a watch. remember running outside is free you dont need to make it expensive to work for you.

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    Re:Running watches 2009/07/22 16:17:33 (permalink)
    I wanted the calorie counter because I am dropping some weight for pre season, so looking at calories after a run is good in the sense that If I burn 1000 calories running but then consuming 2000 I am not going to loose weight, fat maybe but not weight

    I'll have a look at argos now

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    Re:Running watches 2009/07/23 09:39:48 (permalink)
    If you want a calorie counter, why not join www.mapmyrun.com on a free membership. With this you can workout routes and distances, by logging your training results ie time taken against the distance run it'll work out how many calories burned in relation to your BMR/BMI's.
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