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Can some kind soul help me on this one?
Did a max heart rate test a few months back which got to 190
Resting heart rate is 54, therefore my "range" is 136
Applied the numbers i.e. range x percentage +resting heart rate.
According to this my 70% reading should be about 149
So far so good. then read in "Heart rate Monitor training for thecompleat idiot" that 70% was a recovery run. Uuuh? found it hard work to get up to 70% - did a six mile "easy" run with a slower lady runner and average heart rate was 126! Whats going on? I thought that a 70% run was a recovery run. Am I super unfit or what? I've also tried doing the 212 minus half age formula which works out at 191.5 Can anyone help me on this one?