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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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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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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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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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HIIT Zone 5 without Cycling, Sprinting, Swimming

Yes there's more and I'll include a list below but those are the main 3 because it is very difficult to go "full max, all out" on an exercise with the 20 second high, 10 second low; ...
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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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What is my target training heart-rate?

This is a common and a good question. But, it is not an easy question. This is because there are several factors that influence what the "target" heart rate (HR) should be. These factors include: ...
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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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