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How to measure Recovery Heart Rate

According to this article: heart-rate recovery is defined as the decrease in person's heart rate, measured 1 minute after peak exercise with "peak exercise" described as being as strenuous as ...
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Should marathon races be done at an even pace throughout or at a constant effort?

While I don’t have a specific answer for marathon running, I can relate it to a somewhat similar requirement. I feel the methodology utilized would share some of the same characteristics. As a ...
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How can you determine each running heart rate zone using data from your runs or from specifically designed workouts?

As Julii alludes to, "zones" are pretty much arbitrary, as you are burning fat as a fuel in all zones, just the percentage to which it contributes to the whole is different for different ...
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How can you determine each running heart rate zone using data from your runs or from specifically designed workouts?

There is a rule of thumb that anything below 80%HRMax is working within the aerobic zone, whereas above you are heading towards threshold and anaerobic zones (being able to sustain these harder ...
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What should I be looking for in a heart rate monitor?

I think it depends on what you are trying to achieve. If your doctor tells you (as mine did me) that you need an HRM, that means, Doc is concerned, you should be too, and so, accuracy is extremely ...
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How can you determine each running heart rate zone using data from your runs or from specifically designed workouts?

I suppose those are really good questions, because most the formulae just work on rules of thumb & probably we're all too individual for the formulae to work perfectly for everyone reliably. But ...
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Calculated heart rate versus actual heart rate

First let's dispel a myth. The first maximum heart rate (MHR) formula was actually 212 - (age x .77). When the 220-age equation was questioned and investigated, it was found that the person who ...
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Am I exercising too hard?

The main problem with long and intense exercise is that it requires a lot of recovery afterwards. Even somebody in fairly good shape will feel an all-out 3 hour ride the next day and probably even the ...
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Which Heart Rate Zone Formula for People with a Low Resting Heart Rate?

After some comments the conclusion that makes most sense is that this may just be how your body works. I do have a fairly low resting HR myself (sleep around 40, waking rest around 50-55), am 38 years ...
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Zone 2 on stationary bike

It's nice that you are inquisitive about incorporating differing kinds of exercise into your coaching routine! it is important to notice that there's no direct conversion between treadmill speed and ...
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Why can I run at 90-95%HRmax but not bike at more than 80-85%HRmax?

In Faster Road Racing, by Pfitzinger and Latter, there is a section about cross training. They make a point whereby your MaxHR for different activities is in fact different. If I recall correctly, ...
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Relationship between body fat percentage and heart rate / perspiration during aerobic exercise

Your cardiovascular fitness and genetics are likely to play a larger role on your heart rate than your body fat% Normally I would recommend long durations of lower intensity exercise in order to ...
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Should marathon races be done at an even pace throughout or at a constant effort?

General Answer If you want to economize I'd say that you'd be best at keeping not pace, but the same effort all along. If someone states that you should be running faster at the end, the question ...
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Is this heart rate too high for a beginner runner?

I'm going to "answer" my own question here, and by that merely retrospectively add some context to my own situation for anyone that arrives here from the Interwebs. I ended up accepting that my heart-...
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