I’ve been thinking about things I will miss at our house…..
Chloe’s room is one of the places I miss most from our old town house and I know I will miss her room here as well.
The boys and I went to the W & OD Trail this morning after we dropped Chloe off at Vacation Bible School for a whatever-pace-I-felt-like-running-for 8 mile run.
I’m finding the data from wearing my heart rate monitor interesting.
If I use 61 as my resting heart rate and 190 as my max then the 175 I had in my last mile would have been running at about 90% of my maximum heart rate. While I felt like I was pushing it I was no where close to feeling like I was running as fast as I would in a race. Does this mean my resting heart rate is actually lower or my max is higher? I think I need to test my minimum using my Garmin instead of the Omron monitor and also do the hill test they describe on www.marathonguide.com to find out what my maximum is close to.
Option 1: Personal Test Perhaps the best way for most people to find their MHR is to calculate it themselves. The most effective method is to do interval training, preferably on a hill. A hill of at least 200 or 300 meters will suffice. Sprint up the hill and jog back down, using only the jog as a resting period. Repeat this cycle five or six times, and you will likely attain a heart rate that is at least very near your MHR (your MHR being simply the highest number of beats per minute that you were able to provoke). In the absence of a hill, you may wish to extend the length of your intervals to 400 meters.