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Q and A: Shoes and Heart Rate Monitors- Your Turn to Answer

Posted Jan 24 2009 3:49pm

Married To The Sea

Ahhh, the weekend. In honor of this glorious occassion, I’m going to make you do my work for me give you all a chance to shine.

These two weekend Q and A’s are up to you to answer:

So I waste plenty of valuable time at work every day perusing the
fitness blogs (read you everyday, glad youre back to just EGN!), and
everyone seems to be extolling the virtues of Heart Rate Monitors. As
I am a big walker (hate running but going to try it out - just signed
up for my first 5K!), I also want a pedometer, so I’m looking for a
2-in-one product, but it seems that most HR monitors can’t monitor
steps. I was wondering if you had any recommendations of specific
brands or products to try.

I have the following requirements:

  • no chest belt for the HR monitor
  • easy to use (I don’t need anything thats going to crazy upload to my
    computer or anything, though if it has that feauture, fine - I just
    want to know how many calories I’m burning/steps I’m taking/HR/etc)
  • CHEAP - I don’t want to spend $100 on some crazy device. I’d like to
    spend more like 20. But I know that’s VERY cheap so I’m willing to go
    up a little more if I have a product personally recommended to me.
  • Any ideas?

    The next questions is about running shoes:

    what would you recommend as running shoes- i’m training for a half marathon and then a marathon later on in the year but i just want to know what you think would be the best shoe for such an event… should i get shoes custom fit? because i’ve heard that’s a good alternative than buying running shoes.


    Do you guys have any suggestions of your favorite Heart Rate monitors or shoes?

    What’s everyone doing this weekend? I have a Wild West Party to go to- i think I’ll just throw on my Frye Boots ( see here aw, remember The Flaw Contest? I should do something like that again….) except the heel fell off so Ill have to super glue it back on.

    I’m making some videos this weekend, have a new product to review for you (its so cool!) and some new Danskin swag to show off, some of which you will have a chance to win. Next Giveaway starts Sunday, so check back, or to get an email reminder, email me at and put “giveaway alert” as the subject.

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