This morning, I emailed my coach Natasha my workout results and included a reference to what I thought was a problem with my replacement watch – a watch I was given when the original watch seemed to be having issues recording my pace. It showed my heart rate for a four mile run at 104, which seems at least 20 bpm low for me. Here’s the exchange we had:
Taline: That heart rate seems really low, and my calories seemed really low too. Think they could be right? This is a replacement watch.
Natasha: No. What’s weird is my watch has never had issues. Let’s see what it does next few runs before sending it back.
Taline: I’m having the sort of week where I feel defective. Maybe I’m defective?
Natasha: You just did an Ironman. Stop.