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Heart rate during Olympic distance race

Just curious what peopel think about heart rates during Olympic distance races....I have a max run hr of 175 and just getting a feel for optimal levels during bike and run.

Thoughts ?????


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    LionsLions Posts: 16
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    BoycieBoycie Posts: 189

    To be honest I probably wouldn't bother with using HR during a race, other than to monitor for interest. Pre race anxiety is likely to increase your HR anyway and if you try to pace your race accordingly it is likely to affect your performance.

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    LionsLions Posts: 16
    Thanks David
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    treefrogtreefrog Posts: 1,242
    Boycie is correct, just race it and then look at the data afterwards. Record it and use it to work out your next raft of training.
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