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heart rate(5 posts)

heart ratefenwick
Oct 16, 2002 3:07 AM
what kind of heart rate readings/numbers are average for someone cranking it up getting a good work out on the road?
re: heart rateC-mond
Oct 16, 2002 3:46 AM
Heart rate above say 120 has a direct relationship to work load. It depends on so many factors that knowing an average will do you no good. So just have find out what is good for you.

So try again with some more information. What is the intensity/duration/frequency of the ride. What kind of shape are you in/ gender/vo2max/hr max. The ACSM suggests working out at 50-85% of heart rate reserve that is a large range. (HRreserve=HRmax-HRrest). What is your goal?

But if you want some unscientific guess to what some people ride at perhaps I will say 160 if you are focusing on speed for about an hour and a half. ???
I wouldn't be unscientific about this..Spunout
Oct 16, 2002 4:01 AM
I know nothing of this except that you should be very aware of your HR zones, targets, and training objectives. HRMax is a very personal number, and cannot be generalized. 65% is a good aerobic endurance pace to start at.
re: heart ratealiensporebomb
Oct 16, 2002 6:27 AM
I think it's going to vary somewhat depending on age and
your overall physical condition.

Now that I've used my heart monitor I've found that I can
tell when I'm cranking along and when I'm killing myself.

And it's really weird, there's like a 10-12 bpm difference
from "cranking along feeling great" and "killing myself"
in my case. It's weird.
I started 18 years ago, before HRMs were usedSpunout
Oct 16, 2002 7:54 AM
and could very easily discover the difference between 'feeling great' and killing myself. Just add very light, mild hammering, and desparately panting and I now have all zones covered.

I just saved $200!! (Canadian.)