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10 Jun
9:01pm, 10 Jun 2017
11419 posts
Bazoaxe
Brunski, after a few years of not using an HRM I started again in June 2015. I saw 181 a few times at the end of 5ks and set my max as 184 (previously used 189 for reasons I cant recall). These were run after a period of injury and so I wasnt all that fit.

Recently I have seen 174 at the end of 5ks but know I am fitter....however there could be a case that I should set a lower max.

I think you are about right, could add 1 - 3 bpm possibly but you are in right ballpark IMO
10 Jun
10:58pm, 10 Jun 2017
325 posts
Brunski
Nice one, cheers Baz.

Don't think I'm far off with my 165 so won't change in unless I subsequently see higher!
11 Jun
12:49am, 11 Jun 2017
19 posts
John Bach
I've no intention of trying to "find out" my maximum heart rate. In an "eyeballs" out effort in a very holy race over 10 years ago the farming clocked a max of 190bpm. Since then I've taken 1bpm off per year as I've not done any "eyeballs out" raving & don't intend to. If anything I've probably understated my max for my h/r settings but probably not by much - probably best understating than overstating (particularly for me after starting running again)?
11 Jun
12:49am, 11 Jun 2017
20 posts
John Bach
I've no intention of trying to "find out" my maximum heart rate. In an "eyeballs" out effort in a very holy race over 10 years ago the farming clocked a max of 190bpm. Since then I've taken 1bpm off per year as I've not done any "eyeballs out" raving & don't intend to. If anything I've probably understated my max for my h/r settings but probably not by much - probably best understating than overstating (particularly for me after starting running again)?
14 Jun
4:09pm, 14 Jun 2017
530 posts
AndrewS
My HR hit 181 today at the end of a 25 minute run @10:50min/miles. lol

Work to do, I think ;-)
J2R
14 Jun
5:08pm, 14 Jun 2017
575 posts
J2R
Warm day, too. Makes a significant difference for me - I often find my HR 5bpm or more above what it normally would be for the pace I'm doing on a hot day.
14 Jun
5:43pm, 14 Jun 2017
531 posts
AndrewS
Yes, I am sure that the heat was a definite factor.
I have a really excitable heart rate, I always have even when I was much fitter than now.
That is why I have never been able to do HR training.

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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....

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"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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