As we approach the NYC Marathon we continue to get a lot of questions about heart rate training for runners. Basically, heart rate training allows runners to gauge their workouts based on how hard their heart is working. By monitoring your heart rate, you prevent “runner burnout” and can exercise most efficiently.
For years, runners have been using a formula of 220 minus their age to determine maximum heart rate. This article from Runners World suggests a different way to determine your target heart “zones.”
Come into New York Running Company to see our selection of heart monitors from Polar and Garmin and to learn more about heart rate training.