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Heart rate

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27 Jul
2:26pm, 27 Jul 2021
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fetcheveryone
So *if you scroll down a bit* when viewing the monthly summary, I've put the HR zone summary in alongside the pace data, rather than squished in underneath it. Eventually I will get the HR data into that image too.
27 Jul
2:56pm, 27 Jul 2021
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fetcheveryone
Here's a thing. We all know that if you maintain the same pace on a run, your HR will tend to creep up. I can usually stay in my lowest zone at my comfy pace for 3-4 miles, and then I really have to (a) focus, or (b) slow down.

This graph (which isn't linked from anywhere just yet - it can be our little secret) has miles along the bottom, and the coloured bars show the amount of time spent in each zone during that mile of my run.

For example, in the first mile of all my runs, I am usually taking it really easy, and so there's a lot of grey. By the second mile, I've found my comfy pace, so there's a bit more zone 1 (cyan). By mile six, I don't tend to be in zone 1 very often - and beyond 10 miles, it's a real rarity.

Anyway... have a little look:

fetcheveryone.com/training-analysis-heartrate.php

and I'll see what else I can put together in the mean time.
27 Jul
3:15pm, 27 Jul 2021
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bonners
I was looking in the right place, I suspect I was reading it wrong. I've had a look at today's run and the HR data makes a lot more sense.

Interesting to see the HR drift as the miles go up on the new graphic.
27 Jul
3:30pm, 27 Jul 2021
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fetcheveryone
I've added an "average pace in each zone" table to the above link.
SPR
27 Jul
3:42pm, 27 Jul 2021
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SPR
I quite like pace on that monthly summary. Wouldn't want to lose it...
27 Jul
3:45pm, 27 Jul 2021
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fetcheveryone
No plans to get rid of it.
28 Jul
3:49pm, 28 Jul 2021
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fetcheveryone
On the page where you set your HR zones, I've added two buttons that will set reasonable boundaries based on either %WHR or %MHR zones. Feel free to have a look and suggest alterations to the default values.
SPR
28 Jul
3:53pm, 28 Jul 2021
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SPR
Fetch - Why wouldn't the default suggestion for the bottom of each zone be 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 (of whichever button is clicked)? People can then adjust from there if they want.
28 Jul
5:01pm, 28 Jul 2021
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fetcheveryone
AFAIK, the key WHR% values are 70% and 85%, so that doesn’t fit with round numbers.
J2R
28 Jul
7:09pm, 28 Jul 2021
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J2R
Early days yet (only one run) but I think the wrist heart rate monitor in my new Coros Pace 2 watch is looking more useful than the one in my Polar M430. 7.5 mile run today and the HR looks pretty plausible for the entire run, something I've never had with the Polar.

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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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