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3 Nov
9:47am, 3 Nov 2021
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Northern Exile
Steve, I agree - age is a monumental pain in the ass.

HR is such a subjective thing isn't it? My max HR has dropped about 1/2 beat per year over the past decade, I'm 60 very soon and think my max is around 178, however that ratio doesn't extend to performance - no way could I run at the comfortable paces that I used to.
3 Nov
2:01pm, 3 Nov 2021
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steve45
17 years ago my max HR was 174 (checked by doing max HR test), I was 55 then. It's now 159 having used the same testing methods. Glad you agree about age/ pia Northern Exile !! Dunno about subjectivity really, using a chest HRM is objective enough innit?!!😂 It's just too bad, when I run I reckon I feel just the same as I did way back but if I had film footage of both efforts I'd be shocked at the dropped pace!

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Maintained by Elderberry
Everything you need to know about training with a heart rate monitor. Remember the motto "I can maintain a fast pace over the race distance because I am an Endurance God". Mind the trap door....

Gobi lurks here, but for his advice you must first speak his name. Ask and you shall receive.

A quote:

"The area between the top of the aerobic threshold and anaerobic threshold is somewhat of a no mans land of fitness. It is a mix of aerobic and anaerobic states. For the amount of effort the athlete puts forth, not a whole lot of fitness is produced. It does not train the aerobic or anaerobic energy system to a high degree. This area does have its place in training; it is just not in base season. Unfortunately this area is where I find a lot of athletes spending the majority of their seasons, which retards aerobic development. The athletes heart rate shoots up to this zone with little power or speed being produced when it gets there." Matt Russ, US International Coach

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