SJSTRAW

10-21-2009, 08:36 PM

Hi everyone, hoping to get an easy answer to this question. And while I am at it, a quick thank you to everyone in the forums for being so helpful.

I went for a run this morning and I got a HR spike around 198 bpm (using 310xt). This lasted around half a minute (jumped from around 176 to 186 and then fluctuated between 186 and 198) towards the end of the run. It was a fairly easy going run for the most part. But I did finish by pushing myself harder at the end - hence the spike.

The average at the end of the run was 165 bpm.

My question is this; is this (198 bpm) then my MHR?

If I use the formula 220 - Age = MHR then my MHR is just 183. I am aware that this formula (and others like it) can never be 100% accurate, but I would have thought 198 was a little on the high side for a 37 year old goat like me.

Thoughts and advice?

Thanks to all.

PS. Sorry if this is in the wrong section but I did not see a section devoted purely to fitness and not a device. Thanks.

I went for a run this morning and I got a HR spike around 198 bpm (using 310xt). This lasted around half a minute (jumped from around 176 to 186 and then fluctuated between 186 and 198) towards the end of the run. It was a fairly easy going run for the most part. But I did finish by pushing myself harder at the end - hence the spike.

The average at the end of the run was 165 bpm.

My question is this; is this (198 bpm) then my MHR?

If I use the formula 220 - Age = MHR then my MHR is just 183. I am aware that this formula (and others like it) can never be 100% accurate, but I would have thought 198 was a little on the high side for a 37 year old goat like me.

Thoughts and advice?

Thanks to all.

PS. Sorry if this is in the wrong section but I did not see a section devoted purely to fitness and not a device. Thanks.