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Postby Jimba » 22 Sep 2018 07:37

We know the 220-age is rough and ready, however, as I get older I am missing some HR :shock:

2015 and 2016 for 10milers and hms I averaged 164.
This year I have done 159,159,160 and recently 161.

A number of the performances this year were faster than the previous years, yet Ave hr lower.

Over the last 2/3 years I have done a lot more run training than previously but overall training load not that much more.

Is this a sign of age or a better cardio system that the legs haven’t caught up with :D
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Re: Max HR

Postby Jack Hughes » 22 Sep 2018 07:46

Bit of both.

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Re: Max HR

Postby Jack Hughes » 22 Sep 2018 07:48

With a couple+ of years of de-training, I need to get the HR strap on again; see if my max HR has gone up at all, or stayed the same. I suspect max won't have altered, but average for speed will definitely be up (a lot more mass to lug round too, so can't really control for that; by the time I get back to a sensible weight, I will be a lot fitter ).
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Re: Max HR

Postby jonathon.e » 22 Sep 2018 18:26

As the Yorkshire lad says a mixture of both.
HR training over the years has gone from a main phase or regime to an add on, due to the huge amount of variables that creep in, age, weight, BP, stress, temperature, humidity, caffeine intake, illness all impact HR.

You could do a max hr test, and then retake it every six months that would give a rough metric.

But faster results, from a lower hr, just means greater things to come. ( caveat I still use HR as training, so may be biased, as I don't do power, training peaks etc )
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Re: Max HR

Postby Jimba » 03 Nov 2018 11:20

Found my missing HR :lol:

Parkrun this morning Ave 171 :D
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Re: Max HR

Postby jonathon.e » 03 Nov 2018 12:53

Jimba wrote:Found my missing HR :lol:

Parkrun this morning Ave 171 :D


Great work :D just misplaced, not list then
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Re: Max HR

Postby Bopomofo » 04 Nov 2018 23:50

Wish I had this problem. Instead, I get spontaneously younger (based on 220 minus age) for no reason and sometimes for long periods.

Last weekend at the Red Bull Timelaps I was thoroughly enjoying myself in my first turn when my HR monitor started beeping at me. I've set it to go off at 170bpm so I can keep an eye on things. I certainly wasn't putting in 170 bpm of effort at the time.

So I assumed it was caffeine (Red Bull event, after all...) and to be honest a lot of adrenaline: there were some VERY serious cyclists on that course. On my first lap I went wide on a narrow downhill left-turn and got a LOUD shout from behind. Turns out I'd almost skittled Alex Dowsett. My bad.

Anyway, for the next few hours I had the jitters that usually accompany my high HR problems. Sat chatting to a team mate in the hospitality tent my HR was 120bpm. The rest of the event was spent managing it until fatigue took over the duty and no matter how hard I tried the alarm wasn't going off! That's another thing I learned.

Actually, there were so many lessons learned from that event I'll write it all up in another post. Just like old times. :-D
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