My heart rate monitor came today! So I tried it out on my run. I’m unfamiliar with the heart rate zones and don’t know which ones correspond to which workouts, or which one should be “recovery,” but I’ll look into it. I think zone 5 would be speed workouts? Then zone 4 tempos? And my guess is zone 3 is 50% or recovery? Or maybe 2 is recovery/long runs? I really don’t know haha.
Anyways, I kept my watch screen on HR so I wouldn’t worry about pace. It was nice. I did Dikes and ended up averaging 7:40. My average HR for the run was 155 (zone 3.7) and max HR was 168 (zone 4.3). Cadence was 170 spm average.
My watch says my max HR is 202 and my resting HR is 56. That’s pretty accurate for my resting HR. Counted manually it’s usually right around there, when I’m in better shape it can get lower. That probably means the others are pretty accurate too. Before my run I checked to make sure the personal info was correct, to my surprise the weight was off. I must not have changed it back since gaining my mission weight. To my delight I lowered it 15 lbs :)
Anyways, felt good today but the effort wasn’t exactly easy recovery run effort. Felt like a faster 50% even though my pace says otherwise. I’ve heard HR is a more accurate measurement of effort, but I don’t really know.