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Heart Rate when training

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Oct 2012
11:29am, 4 Oct 2012
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alifrobertson
I've started to increase my training lately hoping that I can hit winter with a good level of fitness, and use this as a springboard for a solid start to my orienteering season in 2013. I'm using a HR monitor regularly now for my training sessions to try and understand what changes my body is going through as I (hopefully) get fitter and faster.
My recent hill/interval workouts have been really hard work, I have pushed myself hard, by my HR has never got above about 165 during any session. I don't think I can push any harder as my legs feel like jelly at end of each interval, especially the latter ones.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to why I can't push a litter faster/harder without feeling like I'm going to end up in a shaky legged heap on the verge.
Oct 2012
11:37am, 4 Oct 2012
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fetcheveryone
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Oct 2012
11:42am, 4 Oct 2012
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alifrobertson
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It just came to me on a run whilst listening to my running playlist. :)
R4R
Oct 2012
12:25pm, 4 Oct 2012
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R4R
How high do you want it to go? Maybe 165 is your max heart rate
Oct 2012
12:42pm, 4 Oct 2012
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alifrobertson
Maybe it is, how do I know though? Is there a way of finding out?
Oct 2012
9:00pm, 6 Oct 2012
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fetcheveryone
Usually a hard hill session, or the latter stages of a flat out 5k will give you your max, or pretty close to it.
Oct 2012
1:34pm, 10 Oct 2012
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alifrobertson
I'll try those scenarios out and see how I get on, thanks.
Apr 2016
10:32am, 29 Apr 2016
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steve45
I would think that based on your age alifro that your max HR would be a bit higher than that..mine's 170 and I'm a bit of an old git!
May 2016
7:48pm, 3 May 2016
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olde english
It's not that uncommon. I work backwards as im a simple / bit lazy creature. don't start by hunting 4 ur max HR. Go from ur easy rate. Go for a 45min + normal run (a pace u could keep going at if required) on ur own, don't start measuring ur HRM until ur warmed up (10ish mins). Take that heart rate as your base. Stick 10 % on it for 1/2 mara tempo pace, another 10 % on top of that for hard 10k pace. Ur recovery rate knock 10 % of ur base rate. Simple.
May 2016
7:13pm, 7 May 2016
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steve45
sounds a pretty good approach olde English.

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