. If it doesn't vary, then you're falling into the classic trap of running your steady mileage too fast, a common problem in the motivated runner and a passport to overtraining and its associated doom and gloom.On a day when you're a little tired, you will find
, injury, overtraining or fatigue hit. Youll find that as well as your recovery time increasing, your speed for a given heart rate will drop but your HRM should help to stop you running too fast during recovery.
(unsuccessfully) to maintain your pace, but despite the fact that you're still working hard, your heart rate drops throughout the race. This pattern is not uncommon and can also be seen in overtrained athletes, who can find it hard to maintain their normal high
your monitor to work out sensible heart rate limits for different types of session of a particular activity, as you did for running. Here, more than ever, your monitor should be helping to protect you against overtraining.
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