Low HR Training


How do I use my HRM? (Read 285 times)

    I know my resting rate (55), and I've calced out my MAX HR abput 180), but what do I do with all of this? I just got a Garmin 305, and it has, i think 5, "zones" based on my Max HR. Where do I go from here? My goal is long run training (my 2nd 50k is mid-October), and weight loss.
    Next up: A 50k in ? Done: California-Oregon-Arizona-Nevada (x2)-Wisconsin-Wyoming-Utah-Michigan-Colorado


      It depends on what approach you want to follow - there are many. The one I generally recommend is based on Maffetone and Mark Allen, which will generally tell you to run at less than about 180-age (with some caveats) for a good period of time until you develop your aerobic system. You can get more information from some of the links listed in here: http://spaces.msn.com/members/formationflier/ You may prefer other approaches that are not necessarily in the low heart rate realm.