Recommended Books on Heart Rate Training

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May 2012
9:39am, 10 May 2012
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Can anyone recommend a good book for a beginner wanting to use a Heart Rate Monitor properly? I don't seem to be improving so want to train a bit smarter.

Needs to be relatively easy to follow, I'm much more likely to stick with it if it's not overly complicated.

Many thanks
May 2012
10:41am, 10 May 2012
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this is the one I was recommended does what it says on the tin :) good luck
May 2012
12:27pm, 10 May 2012
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paul the builder
There's a section in Pfitzinger & Dougles on HR training, I think.
It's also just a very good marathon training book anyway.

And there's the infamous Hadd document too. Which may not meet your requirement of "not overly complicated" - but isn't very long, and then can be re-read to get the important stuff (and leave out the stuff about rats running on treadmills etc.)

And come and visit us on the HR thread too.
May 2012
12:43pm, 10 May 2012
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Got to agree with geordiegirl, I`ve got the same book and its very helpfull and easy to understand.
May 2012
12:51pm, 10 May 2012
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Thanks all, the book geordiegirl suggested looks good, i'll give it a try. Cheers :-)
May 2012
12:58pm, 10 May 2012
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And i've already got the P&D book on my fathers day wish list for Marathon training, Cheers Paul :-)

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