Can some kind soul help me on this one?
Did a max heart rate test a few months back which got to 190
Resting heart rate is 54, therefore my "range" is 136
Applied the numbers i.e. range x percentage +resting heart rate.
According to this my 70% reading should be about 149
So far so good. then read in "Heart rate Monitor training for thecompleat idiot" that 70% was a recovery run. Uuuh? found it hard work to get up to 70% - did a six mile "easy" run with a slower lady runner and average heart rate was 126! Whats going on? I thought that a 70% run was a recovery run. Am I super unfit or what? I've also tried doing the 212 minus half age formula which works out at 191.5 Can anyone help me on this one?
This link may help.
Bill - 70% of your max HR would be around 133. 70% of your Working HR is 149, as you calculated.
60% of WHR would be similar to 70% of Max HR.
Confusing, yes. Easier once you decide which figures you will use.
All the Best.
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