Need help understanding where I should be training

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Dangerscouse
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Re: Need help understanding where I should be training

Post by Dangerscouse » July 21st, 2020, 7:37 am

Citroen wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 6:45 am
Dangerscouse wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 5:21 am
lostdog54 wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 4:54 pm
https://www.freespiritsrowing.com/forum ... calculator

With a max of 178 and a resting rate of 55 (based on what my garmin watch tells me every day) that calculator shows my UT2 range to be 123-141. I just try to keep it around 130 ish so if I happen to get a little higher, I'm still within the range.

Am I doing that incorrectly, or should I be targeting higher?
If your target is weight loss 130ish is a great target for most of your sessions but I'd still advise that you do some harder distances too that push your HR to circa 90-95% eg 4 x 8 mins, two mins rest and a 90% HR target to dictate the pace.

My max HR is similar, and RHR is a bit less, and I use 125-130 as my standard HR target for my longer distances
That's not a good comparison, you're 6'4" (so you gain with drive length) and not overweight.
What has my height got to do with HR? I have lost weight, and maintained my weight, by using this HR zone too.

Why would a higher HR zone be better if he wants to lose weight? The OP has stated that weight loss is his biggest priority. Imo all this does is leaves you under recovered, doing less distance, less of the time and impacts on confidence as you're constantly chasing improved times but your lack of recovery is subtly preventing that.
46 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,331m HM= 1:18:25; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: Need help understanding where I should be training

Post by iain » July 22nd, 2020, 9:15 am

Generally people train to try and stay close to the top of the band for most of the session, that 10 BPM is a huge amount. THat said, HR zones are an approximation as different people respond differently at similar proportions of Heart Rate reserve, so you don't have to be exact. The key is to feel comfortable with where you are and be able to train without being exhausted for the time that you have set aside.
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