I got myself a new toy: Polar S120 heart rate monitor. This comes highly recommended for long distance runners over 40.
I picked this one up from Academy in Dallas for USD 80. I have used it few times, but yet to get the settings right. Wish the manual and the monitor was more user friendly.
Have a question: When used it today, my heart rate consistently hovered around 165 - 170 and in some cases touched 175. Is it OK to run at close to 100% of my max heart rate (as suggested by 220 - age ?).