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Went for a quick run - literally, well at least for me. :)


Sunday, February 24, 2013

I did not have a lot of time and it was a little cool outside. So I decided to run for about an hour. I picked a trail that has some up and downhill but ended up where I started.
It took me 59min. 30 seconds for 4.8 miles, avg. pulse 140. I could have kept going when I was done.
If I could just increase that speed a little more for the HM on Saturday. emoticon
I realize I have little experience still to know when and how much to let my pulse come up during a race. Does anyone have suggestions?

Birgit
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KELTIC-CARA 2/25/2013 6:48PM

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CINDYTW 2/25/2013 5:48PM

  I use the heart rate calculator here on SP that is based on resting heart rate and age. I have gone higher than it said and am still here so I would say it is fairly conservative!

http://www.sparkpeople.com/
resource/calculator_target.asp?

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LINDIEMAE 2/24/2013 8:27PM

    Everyone's zone is different dependant on their resting heart beat and a few other things. Mine is between 125 and 140 - so when I get close to that or think I am gonna go over I will slow it down, but then I have a heart condition that I am tending to. Blockages are not fun, but liveable. Try doing a google search for a cardio rehab clinic and see if they have information online.

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