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Heart Rate
#1
Firstly, these Roadie boards are a little quiet lately, so thought i would warm em up!  Wink

I have always assumed (although i realised it wasn't very accurate) that my max heart rate would be around 180bmp, due to my age being nearly 40 and 220-40 (age) = 180bmp.

However, i wanted to ride the other day and didn't have long, so thought i would hit some hills in the short time i had to ride.

I rode 4 x steepish hills around to where i live, these being Birling Hill, Vigo Hill, Lockyers Hill (25%), and Exedown Road.

1. My max heart rate according to my Garmin was 193 - is this bad?
2. Should i use 193 as my max heart rate to work out my training zones instead of 180?
3. How can i get the Garmin Connect Website to display the hills in Gradient? I know Lockyers Hill is 25% as there is a big sign at the bottom of it and i noticed on the Garmin that it said 24% on one of the points, however the other hills i didn't look at the Garmin whilst climbing - weird that the Garmin records the gradient % on the unit whilst riding but doesn't display it on the website chart??

Here is the ride:- <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://connect.garmin.com/activity/121631789">http://connect.garmin.com/activity/121631789</a><!-- m -->

Would really like to find out how i can get Garmin Connect to show % on the website, as you don't always have time or think/remember to look at the Garmin whilst riding whilst your lungs are about to burst!! Smile
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#2
Definately Veet. Cheap disposable razors are a false economy.
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#3
180 is only a rough guide and you're fitter than average so you can go higher

so 190 or 195 a better max

use tracklogs to track routes which gives average climb %s and length of climb etc
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#4
&quot;Blackers&quot; Wrote:Definately Veet. Cheap disposable razors are a false economy.

Big Grin
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#5
&quot;mudhound&quot; Wrote:180 is only a rough guide and you're fitter than average so you can go higher

so 190 or 195 a better max

use tracklogs to track routes which gives average climb %s and length of climb etc

Cheers mudhound I shall check tracklogs out later when I get home sounds like hat what I'm looking for. Smile
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#6
Nah, max hr is not a guide of fitness.  But being above 180 is ok, everyone is different.  A guide to fitness is how quick u recover and also how close to your max your effort threshold is.

Whole different subject, google functional threshold.
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#7
Just found the interesting thread <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://archive.roadbikereview.com/04/0EF1C6D1.php">http://archive.roadbikereview.com/04/0EF1C6D1.php</a><!-- m -->
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#8
You are nearly 40  Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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#9
&quot;redwinnie&quot; Wrote:You are nearly 40  Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Redwinnie, how u doing mate, long time no speak yeah, biologically 40 mate but mentally still 18!!!

Honestly, if I still act and feel like I do now when I'm 50 then ill know for sure ice got problems!!!
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#10
&quot;dgw15&quot; Wrote:Nah, max hr is not a guide of fitness.  But being above 180 is ok, everyone is different.  A guide to fitness is how quick u recover and also how close to your max your effort threshold is.

Whole different subject, google functional threshold.

I hope being above 180 is OK I regularly hit 190, my most ever recorded was trying to keep up with Russ around Surrey I hit 207 and I'm over 40 as well :o :o
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