Saturday, January 5, 2008

Long Run: Pace Running with an HRM

Today I did something a little different during my long run. Instead of putting on the footpod to track my pace, I decided to just use the Heart Rate Monitor to keep my rate at 145bpm to see if I could stay at 7:45/mile.

My average ended up being 144bpm and my pace was at 7:44/mile. The goal was met and it gave me a bit more insight to how to change up the way we train. I will take this formula 145bpm = 7:45/mile and see if I can sustain the same HR while lowering the minutes per mile. This would be a direct representation of becoming a more efficient, better fit athlete.

Run Summary
Route: Big Rock to Old Milton Parkway
Distance: 7 Miles
Pace: 7:44/Mile
AVG HR: 144 bpm
MAX HR: 155 bpm

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What kind of Heart Rate Monitor do you have or reccomend?

Anonymous said...

What kind of Heart Rate Monitor do you have or reccomend?

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