Heart Rate Zones

Heart Rate Zones

Heart Rate Zones

Heart rate training basics:

What can heart rate training do for you? Heart Rate training is very simple.

You have three levels you need to look at:

Anaerobic

This is greater than 90% and above to your max heart rate. You will not be able to run at this rate for very long.  And is usually used for short races and speed work.

Aerobic 

This is 80-90% of your max heart rate. This is where most people train and do the races.  You can go for a long time in Aerobic.

Fat burning 

This is below 80% of your max heart rate. This is the easiest on the body.  You will not strain the heart and your body can go for a long time with this level.

 

Some people break this down into 5 zones but we have found three works just fine.

Hard Sprint days are at Anaerobic.

Tempo, seeing what you can do are at Aerobic.

Easy and long days at Fat burning.

First you need to find your max heart rate, which we will cover this in another blog post.