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  • Heart Rate Training

     JillyMP updated 1 year, 2 months ago 9 Members · 27 Posts
  • Rachel

    Member
    February 15, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    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

  • sharnie1

    Administrator
    February 15, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    @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.

     

  • Rachel

    Member
    February 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm

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

  • Anonymous

    Member
    February 15, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    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!

     

  • sharnie1

    Administrator
    February 15, 2019 at 3:49 pm

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

  • Rachel

    Member
    February 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks Sharnie 😀

  • sharnie1

    Administrator
    March 16, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    @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.

     

     

  • JillyMP

    Member
    April 21, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    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?

  • Ian S

    Member
    April 21, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    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.

  • JillyMP

    Member
    April 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm

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

  • sharnie1

    Administrator
    April 21, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    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?

  • JillyMP

    Member
    April 21, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    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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