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I did 1/4 mi. intervals yesterday and by the 8th one, I had hit a new max HR of 206 BPM (previously 203 BPM).

Now I've got two questions...

1) I'm not so sure that I've really found my Max HR. I think I could have gone harder yesterday, but that wasn't the point of the workout. Could my actual max HR be even higher?

2) I did 12 miles LSD the day before yesterday at 150 BPM avg. That works out to only running at 65% of my new max HR. Should I speed up so I'll average 159 BPM (which is 70% of my max HR)?

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What's your RHR?

203 8O
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I'd use the new max. It's possible last time you didn't quite peak.
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actually i'd try to repeat it. maybe it was an artifact, an automatic door, an eletrical field, or even someon who went by you on a bike? :shrug: one thing i learned from my science background, it's not true if you can't repeat it and get the same result. if you did get a new Mhr, it's possible, just not probable then re adjust your zones accordingly damn mines only 202, I must Bump Up MHR
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From what I read, I would use that as you new max.

Holy c**p that is high

173 here
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Mine's 203. I was terribly excited by that until I realized it had nothing to do with my fitness level. The only advantage I've found is my running buddies will be ticking of their HR #'s when we check our effort, and mine is usually about 20 beats higher, yet I'm working at their intensity. It's all mental since it means nothing.
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Holy c**p batman.... My max HR is about 170.

I have a max HR test you can follow if you want it let me know.

Sheldon

OH yeah, I'm with Hyper, if you can't repeoduce it, it never happened!
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I've done it twice now.
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Then it must be true.
Sheldon
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I have never tested mine so I don't know what my max is.
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I do the typical 220-age for Max. (180bpm) I settled into it and now I am accustomed to it. Sometimes I'll push it pretty hard, go above it by 20-30 beats or so, but then I want "loose my lunch," so to speak. I'm as competitive as the next guy, but I draw the line there. I would use the high one and see if it works out, everyone is different, but I should qualify that by saying that I am not a doctor or coach.

Holy c**p that is high!
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Are you a hamster or a runner? :bowdown:

Holy cow!!

180 here... i think
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Funny that you bumped this thread up. I did intervals again last night and managed to hold on to 206 BPM for a good 10 seconds, but it never went above that.
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