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Old 09-17-2014, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Running heart rate monitor

I wanted to focus on one health concern I have discussed in and elsewhere. I have run four times in the last six days and have not yet run two miles without walking. My third heart rate monitor finally measures my heart rate when I am running.

For my route, I run 0.8 miles south, turn around, run one mile north, turn around, and run 0.2 miles back to my starting point. My runs improved Monday and Tuesday, but today when I hit my turnaround point, my heart rate was at 99%, and while I could continue to push myself, I could not push myself for half again further than I just ran, so I walked until my heart rate dropped to 90%, and I guess that you can say I pulsed and glided.

Your target heart rate range (in beats per minute) is:
Beginner: 110 - 136 bpm

Intermediate: 138 - 154 bpm

Advanced: 156 - 172 bpm
ACE Fit | Heart Rate Zone Calculator

156 - 172 bpm is 85 - 93%

BMI Calculator: Measure Metabolism, Target Heart Rate and Belly Fat says that my high-intensity target heart rate is 148-157, 80-85%.

So, never ever ever run again, just walk, because that is my walking rate!

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