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Starting a blog about my experience with a heart rate monitor

When I started pacing with a monitor in March, I could find remarkably little online about it. I could find general instructions (such as the Workwell ones), but I had lots of specific questions that were not answered.

I am starting a blog here to describe my experiences with heart rate monitoring, including heart rate variability. I can't write the definitive description of monitoring, but I can write about my own experiences, and I think I would have appreciated reading something like this when I was starting.

Thanks so much to everyone here for all the help you've offered so far, and I hope that my contribution will be of help to someone else.