I've been using MAHR maximum aerobic heart rate to put on a base.
180-age (+5 if you have been working out for a year)=MAHR
Its the pace you can run while carrying on a conversation. You are not tired at the ned of a run. It builds your ability to use oygen and fat for fuel instead of carbs as you do in anaerobic zones. I reckon it's the same thing discussed here. I have a half marathon in 8 weeks and am using some interval work on the short runs for the next 4 weeks before taper. It's my first half so I have no comparison.
Lots of good information here, but I still have questions. I've owned the John Parker book on HR training for years. Every time I pull it out to use it, I quit again after two or three days because, at <70%, I'm walking. Really? Even the 12 week program for intermediate runners has be doing a "jog" at 65% - that's a slow, slow walk for me. My HR monitor is beeping every 30-50 steps and driving me crazy.
So what's the problem? Is my heart stronger than average and should I bump up my numbers a bit? Or is my heart not as strong as I think and I just need to get used to walking?
i did a very slow jog for about an hour on tuesday and my hearth rate was anything between 165-179. 60% of my mhr is supposedly about 129 so something is wrong.
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