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Training With Athleta Iron Girl
Click here to download a printable PDF file training guide to start training for the Athleta Iron Girl event with this easy-to-follow training guide for 5K, 10K and half marathon runs along with sprint and intermediate distance triathlons. The program was created in collabration with Athleta. Each training plan features a daily workout schedule, plus we include nutrition recommendations, a packing list, and a heart rate training guide from Polar Heart Rate Monitors.
By Marni Sumbal, MS, RD, LD/N
Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition, LLC
As an Iron Girl athlete, you have a lot to be thankful for and you owe it all to your body. As the only place to live for the rest of your life, it's important that you go into the New Year with a balanced approach to reaching your health and fitness goals. Instead of spending the holiday season body bashing and making unrealistic exercise/diet resolutions for 2014, perhaps it is time to thank your body for all it has allowed you to do in 2013.
4) Is heart rate training only for endurance athletes?
Heart Rate Training 101
Polar heart rate monitors provide motivation to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Get started today by reviewing the basics of heart rate monitoring below.
1) What is a Heart Rate Monitor (HRM)?
A heart rate monitor consists of a wrist unit and a comfortable transmitter strap that you wear around your chest.
2) How does it work?
The transmitter picks up the signals of your heart and sends them wirelessly to the wrist unit. The heart rate monitor calculates your Target Zone, a heart rate range that is based on a percentage of your Maximum Heart Rate.
3) Why Workout with a HRM?
To reach your fitness goals, you need to exercise at the right intensity. Not too hard or too easy. A Polar heart rate monitor is the only accurate way to continuously measure your heart rate while training. Read more
No. Heart rate training helps people of all exercise levels. Click here to see Polar testimonials.
Be sure to stop the Polar booth at the upcoming Iron Girl expos to see our complete line of heart rate monitors, including the new female RCX3 GPS.