Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:39
I'm baffled by how I compare to my training partner. Our real MHR and resting HR are pretty much the same -his 171/46 and he's 50 years old. Mine is 170/42 and I'm 53.
In races over the last year or so, he's generally 1 minute quicker than me on a 10k and perhaps 2 minutes on a half marathon (although I have beaten him on occassions, but 8 out of 10 races he'd probably just beat me)-so we're not too far apart really.
When we run aerobically together at the same pace, he's usually around 10-12 bpm lower than me, which suggests he has a considerably better developed aerobic base, yet his times don't reflect this.
I was hoping he has a dodgy heart rate strap!
Can anyone shed some light?