Season 2, Episode 2: That’s an Interesting Taper


This week Meagan shares an exciting announcement, plus we talk about heart rate training, share some great new recommends, and announce a new Runner Girl of the Week. Want to donate to the Runner Girls Charity Challenge? Check out for more info.

Download now: Season 2, Episode 2: That’s an Interesting Taper

Heart Rate Training Links:

Maffetone Method: and
Traditional Heart Rate Training:
To calculate your maximum heart rate:
To calculate your heart rate training zones:

Heart Rate Training Zones

Heart Rate Monitor Links:

Timex T5G971 Personal Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Watch: Includes watch and heart rate strap – from $24 to $40 online

Sue’s Wahoo Fitness Blue Heart Rate Strap: Only works with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, no watch necessary – retails at $80

Zephyr HxM Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor Strap that works with many Android smartphones – available on Amazon for $80

There’s also a Wahoo Fitness Heart Rate Strap + Wahoo Fitness Key that works with iPhone 4 – combined retail cost of $110

Meagan’s Garmin Forerunner 405CX: Includes a more sophisticated training watch and heart rate strap – retails at $269

Garmin offers a wide variety of devices that track heart rate ranging from $99 to $349 retail

Runner Girl Recommends:

Sue: Temporary Pace Tattoos from

Meagan: DC Rainmaker

Katie: Tervis Tumblers

Runner Girl of the Week:

Lauren on DailyMile


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