Originally Posted by Gant Grimes
If you're doing HR-based training, you really need to find your MHR. I used MHR=(220-age) for awhile until I decided to actually test it out one day. It was off by about 14 BPM, which really skewed my training.
I'm not interested in that. As I said, I have no desire to become an endurance athlete, just doing the minimum to derive the benefits from this training without effecting my strength training.
If you read my article, you would see I have my master's in ex. phys specializing in cardiopulmonary disease. I am quite aware that the formulas used are just estimates used as guidelines, but for my purposes they will suffice. I have no desire in finding my lactate threshold, VO2 max or any of that other crap (I did those tests at my old job).
I can tell from my body if I am pushing my pace too far/fast and getting into the anaerobic zones. I don't stick to that HR exclusively and if you read up on Maffetone, you would see that the formula changes based on individual situations (training history, etc.).