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Discussion: Data

in: Stijn; Stijn > 2015-12-15

Dec 15, 2015 8:10 AM # 
Some interesting data coming out of the watch.
1. Slow down and cool off in the last 5min
2. If the 5 zones are correct, you are mostly always going straight to hard in the first 4min. Warm up slower to light sweat.
I'd be interested to see you run a flat track. Warm up, then start a session from maybe 6:00/k increasing in pace 10s/lap until you can't hold it anymore.
Dec 15, 2015 12:10 PM # 
Remote analysis - I love it! :)

1. Yes, I should definitely start adding a cool-down 5 mins, particularly after hard runs. (lazy bugger)

2. I think my 5 zones are correct - based on resting HR of 50 and max HR of 208 (observed). They also feel "right" in that sustainable but hard effort starts in the high 160s and proper suffering only kicks in at 187+. Have to keep it really chilled to stay in zone 3 though - i.e. I would have to walk most steep hills. This seems to be improving as I'm getting the running frequency up again.

Cool, I like the track idea - will see if I can head over to WEC sometime soon..
Dec 15, 2015 12:14 PM # 
Not sure why Suunto labels their zone 3 as "Hard" though. Would definitely count 146-165 as moderate for me. Unless they consider even easy running as a hard effort on the full exercise effort range.

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