"wondering if you experienced runners can comment on my training fitness. I finished my LR of 12 miles yesterday and my HR was 117"
easytarget response: no way to comment based on this limited amount of information
"According to the articles, my MHR should be 184. My resting HR is 66."
easytarget said: this is i suspect where things have gone awry, you can't get anything useful for HR training out of an article, in particular, you can't get individual key criteria like MaxHR and resting HR out of an article, those two numbers can only be ascertained by you
"The models say I should have a higher HR even on my long runs"
easytarget said: models work off of averages, HR training to be done effectively only works using particulars - you've got to determine YOUR Max-HR and YOUR resting HR, otherwise you've got classic GIGO
"Should I be training harder?"
easytarget said: common sense probably would already answer this for you, i suspect you already know the answer, but if you want data to back it up in your training, get your Max-HR (there are a variety of ways to do this, racing is often one way, hill repeats another, up to you, but to get this number it's going to involve a bit of pain, or in all liklihood you've not found your true Max-HR, the resting HR is simple, lay the strap by your bed, put it on when you wake up, lay very still, check your watch, or if you want to be hard core about it, wear it over night, upload the watch, lowest number is resting HR)
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