Friday, April 13, 2007

Slow Walk with Rosie and a New Toy

Last night a new toy arrived--a Polar RS800sd. I haven't learned how to use it yet but wanted to try it this morning. I did the scheduled 3-mile walk with Rosie and was able to get some information out of the watch but I wasn't able to figure out how to get the average heart rate, cadence, stride length, etc. that it is capable of recording.

It looks like I'm going to have to install the software on a Windows computer in order to take full advantage of the system. Funny thing is, I don't have any Windows systems at home and I don't think I want to do all my data analysis at work--I do enough work at work!

Total Distance - 4.92 kilometers
Total Workout - 49:28
Average Pace - 10:03 min/km (16:11 min/mile)
Yes, I set up the watch for kilometers so I'm in sync with the international racewalking distances. And yeah, we went really slow.