Monday, May 23, 2011

Target Heart Rate

 I  talked earlier about heart rate monitors. Well it's time to get busy. Now lets figure out your heart rate.
First, subtract your age from 220. If you're sixty, you'll get 160. That's your max. Now take 60 percent of that number. You'll get 96. That's 60 percent on your max. You initial fitness goal should be geared toward staying above 96. As you get stronger, you will be able to go beyond, toward your max. of 160. Remember to use your age when calculating. Heart rate monitors are not that expensive. Invest in one and kick your aerobic fitness in high gear. Your ultimate goal is to truck along at near your max. for extended periods of time. Got this one marked down really low. An old model but is very good. It's a Garmin 305.

Gear up and get started!

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I have been running for more than 30 years injury free. I've run distances from 5K to marathons. My running consist of 30 to 40 mile weeks.I enjoy road races on weekend.