Work news was a shock as we had heard the lease was up next year on the building and management had informed us that we would be relocating somewhere in London. Therefore the sudden announcement of locating to Harlow Essex was gob smacking to say the least.
Back in the office tomorrow as been out to a NHS trust today so will find out more gossip.
I failed to get on the turbo tonight, after a bad news day at work ( possible relocation to Essex). I ended up having a cup of coffee and a natter with my neighbour instead. So that is 2 days running I have not done what I had planned.
You really need to do a test to see what your maximum heart rate really is, do not use a generic formula. The standard formula is not accurate for most people.
I believe it is simple to do, something like a 5k run at maximum pace or 20 minutes and see what the maximum rate is that you achieve during that run. Then you work out the percentage using the rate. I am sure someone else will pop along soon and correct me if I am wrong.
I am 51 and if I used the generic formula of 220 minus age I would be walking nearly all the time or going at 127bpm, but I have a target of 142pbm for 75% of my own personal maximum heart rate.
Resting heart rate is also worth recording as that can give you a warning of overtraining or when developing an illness.