I finished my 8 mile run in 1:17:24 for a overall pace of 9:40. I was glad I could finish the 8 miles but a little frustrated that my pace was a little slow. One of my goals for 2015 is to finish a Half Marathon under 2 hours and I need to being running a 9:10 pace to achieve that goal.
My heart heart was an average 155 BPM for the run duration. I found some formulas to calculate Target Heart Rate
My maximum heart rate is 175 BPM (220 - 45 =145)
Resting Heart Average is 55 BPM
Heart rate max Reserve 120 BPM (175 - 55 = 120)
Target Heart Rate Lower Number (60%) 127 BPM (120 * .6) + 55 = 127
Target Heart Rate High Number (85%) 151 BPM (120 * .8) + 55 = 151
Target Heart Rate 139 BPM (127 + 151 / 2 = 139)
I think with averaging a 155 BMP I might need to work on getting that number down over the course of a long run.
If there are any avid runners who train with heart rate monitors please leave me some suggestions in the comments.
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