Digifit and Marathon Training

Testimonial from Digifit User – Robert C.

I have been using Digifit with a Garmin heart rate monitor and foot pod on my iPod touch for 6 months while in training to complete a marathon. Digifit gives me heart rate, pace, distance and a map of my run.

I am 60 years old and have not trained seriously for 20 years. My training goals are to follow a prescribed training plan of increasing weekly mileage to push my endurance without a “deal breaking” injury. So far, Digifit has been a great help in achieving my non-injury/endurance goal while giving me a side benefit of making my runs more enjoyable.

Digifit heart monitor helps me smooth out my workouts by allowing me to continually monitor my heart to self reduce both the rate and variability. By staying calm with controlled breathing, I can lower my heart rate (about six beats per minute) which reduces the effort as I cover more miles. This I believe has helped both avoid injury and improve recovery time from the predictable aches and pains.

Also, my workouts have become more enjoyable because I no longer watching the clock. Now I am tracking my heart rate against distance and continually making the workout a better experience by staying “smooth.”

Another related benefit is the ability to share my workout summaries with my doctor in my physical exams. He avidly supports my efforts and is delighted to see that my heart is strong.

I will continue to use this tool as I move beyond the marathon training.  I believe its uses and benefits will only increase for me.

I recommend Digifit for other Baby Boomers who are active and want to improve their physical stamina.

-Robert C., Digifit User
(Waukesha, WI)

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