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This isn't good is it? Not me. HR zones

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Okay so this person is training for their first half ironman in a few weeks. 

I look at their runs and they just seem way too hard and fast for a long run.

And the HR spends a lot of time in the Zone 5.  Not what I thought was preferred being zone 2

Flat course.  

Note: comes from a cycling background. Age 40.

I can't see how they will hold anything like this on race day.

Thoughts?

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For comparison 

Cam Wurf today.  Runs way faster but spend zero time in Z4 and zone 5 and 62% in zone 1

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and this is my mate Rob.  He is 42

Once again.  Long run.  Zero time spent in Zones 4 and 5.

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Training for their first Half Ironman, so I will assume relatively new to the sport.

Very common problem.  People don't go easy enough on the 'easy pace' runs, nor hard enough on the 'fast pace' runs.

Of course, I don't know what type of run this was supposed to be. Also don't know if they have their heart rate zones set up correctly. I know some people in their 30's and 40's who have very high training heart rates (and others who have very low HRs).

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1 hour ago, Rob said:

Training for their first Half Ironman, so I will assume relatively new to the sport.

Very common problem.  People don't go easy enough on the 'easy pace' runs, nor hard enough on the 'fast pace' runs.

Of course, I don't know what type of run this was supposed to be. Also don't know if they have their heart rate zones set up correctly. I know some people in their 30's and 40's who have very high training heart rates (and others who have very low HRs).

I agree the hr zones may be messed up. It would be difficult to sustain 84% plus for that time period, also, depending on their fitness that's not very fast for that kind of effort. 

 

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Strava just gives everyone the same HR zones?

Silly really..

I have a guy who does aerobic rides at 180w/94-98bpm... Everyone is different.

Although, experience would suggest that for pretty much everyone, 179bpm for 20’ max would suggest far beyond a typical ‘Z2’ run. 
 

If correct though, that’s approx 45’ at 10km effort +.

Are they using wrist based HR? If so, I’d be pretty confident that is likely the problem

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