Posted: 25/06/2013 at 18:18
I got a new Garmin Forerunner 610 and have been using it for the last few months; but just the GPS part.
I want to start using the heartrate monitor but I am a bit confused.
I have calculated my heart rate zones - I think!
But in the Garmin config it is looking for 5 zones so I am a bit confused. Does anyone have one and could help me?
Resting HR = 63
HR MAX = 220-39=181
HR RESERVE = 181-63=118
THR LOWER = 118x0.6 + 63 = 133/4
THR UPPER = 118x0.8 + 63 = 157/8
THR = 133/4 + 157/8 / 2 = 145/6
If I have made some stupid mistakes in my calculations please point them out!!
Garmin are looking for 5 Heart Rate Zones in an order with Upper and Lower Limits.....a bit confused!! I have read the book but it's not making massive amounts of sense.
At the moment I just want to make sure that I am in my target heart rate zone, then eventually I will work up to working at pace, etc....but that is way off in the future!