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  • #2553
    Rachel
    Participant

    Thanks @sharnie1, an explanation of HR training that I can understand 🙂 very interesting. I think I want to start with HR training, I either need to buy the strap or buy a new watch though

    #2556
    sharnie1
    Keymaster

    @Mike I use %threshold – I am mostly an ultra runner so spend a lot of time in Z2, but also want to ensure my threshold doesn’t drop so it’s good to do some effective threshold sessions occasionally.

    @Rachel your watch (FR25?) is compatible with the basic model HR strap

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-010-10997-07-Premium-Heart-Monitor/dp/B00BI9X1QM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550242607&sr=8-1&keywords=garmin+soft+strap+premium+heart+rate+monitor%2C+black

    But I don’t think your watch can decode all the data you get about cadence etc you get with the HR Run strap so it’s not worth the extra money for you.

     

    #2563
    Rachel
    Participant

    Thanks @sharnie1, yea my watch is the FR25, thank you for the link and advice… I’ve just ordered it 😀

    #2565
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I’ve just logged onto Garmin Connect to change my zone calculation, quite interesting really.

    Based on % max (185 bpm):

    Zone 1 92 – 110 = (50-60% max)
    Zone 2 111 – 128 = (60-70% max)
    Zone 3 129 – 147 = (70-80% max)
    Zone 4 148 – 165 = (80-90% max)
    Zone 5 166 – 185 = (90-100% max)

     

    Based on Lactate Threshold (155 bpm):

    Zone 1 101 – 123 = (65 – 80% threshold)
    Zone 2 124 – 137 = (80 – 89% threshold)
    Zone 3 138 – 146 = (89 – 95% threshold)
    Zone 4 147 – 154 = (95 – 100% threshold)
    Zone 5 155 – 185 = (100 – 119% threshold)

     

    So my lower zones are based around higher bpm’s (as you described) and means I am perhaps running in zone 2 when previously my watch told me it was zone 3, however the higher zones (particularly zone 5) start sooner now so what could have been zone 4 before would now be classified as zone 5. I’ll look forward to testing this out on future training runs!

     

    #2566
    sharnie1
    Keymaster

    Yayy – shout if you want any help setting up your zones in garmin – it looks more complicated than it is.  🙂

    #2567
    Rachel
    Participant

    Thanks Sharnie 😀

    #3617
    sharnie1
    Keymaster

    @mike sorry missed this one – I only have 2 or 3 beats per minute difference between my zones set with %threshold and % HRR – so either are good for me, but it will depend on your threshold.

     

     

    #4025
    JillyMP
    Participant

    My run today was 80 mins easy. Set off, heart rate maxed almost immediately at 173, then dropped significantly to around 100, even 70! Now my watch strap has broken and this morning I had to carry my watch in my hand, I wear a heart rate strap though and didn’t think it would make a difference. Does it? Can’t be the strap battery has I’ve only had it since February.

    Any ideas please?

    #4026
    Ian S
    Keymaster

    I’m no expert jilly but holding the watch in your hand must have an affect. As in signal getting from watch to strap etc.

    #4027
    JillyMP
    Participant

    Thanks Ian, have ordered new straps. Kept it relatively steady anyway, but trying to plug away at the lower HR runs.

    #4029
    sharnie1
    Keymaster

    Think holding it would affect the signal for sure Jilly, if the new wrist strap doesn’t solve it change the battery, that one could have been in it for months before it was sold to you?

    #4031
    JillyMP
    Participant

    Thanks Sharnie, did wonder if that was the case.New one on it’s way, should arrive tomorrow. I’d love it if my HR was as low as it was running up the hills, but I reckon it was double that!

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