>General Running>Heart Rate Question
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
You can accurately determine your max HR during a hard interval session. An appropriate workout is to warm up thoroughly and then run 3 high intensity repeats of 2 to 3 minutes up a moderate hill, and jog back down right away after each one. If you run the first hill at 90% effort, and then run the last 2 all out, your heart rate should reach its maximal level during the 2nd or 3rd repeat.
I have the 301 but I thought that it came with the standard settings and after a number of runs, based on the data from those runs, it would redetermine/personalize your zones...or something like that? I don't have the manual in front of me so I could be waaaay off base...
Those graphs are way cool, though. Looks like you stopped to tie your shoes or get at drink at about 2.1m
Try using SportTracks instead of (or in addition to) Garmin's Training Center. SportTracks has even cooler graphing functions.
Max HR isn't really all that necessary. You're more concerned with your LT HR.