I am trying to get my heart rate in the 130’s and keep it there.
Each time I go for my 6 mile ride I end up in the 170’s.
This is not the zone I need to be in as it is the":
Red Line (Maximum Effort) --- 90 - 100% of maximum heart rate: Although this zone burns the highest number of calories, it is very intense. Most people can only stay in this zone for short periods. You should only train in this zone if you are in very good shape and have been cleared by a physician to do so.
I have always had a difficult time keeping my heart rate down….no type A personality here!
I am striving for this zone:
Fitness Zone (Fat Burning) --- 60 - 70% of maximum heart rate: This zone provides the same benefits as the healthy heart zone, but is more intense and burns more total calories. The percent of fat calories is still 85%.
What I have realized is that I must keep my pace slower….frown…I like to ride fast! But I am learning to pace myself in order to get the best workout and not overdo it.
So, no more 22 minute rides, back to 3o. And a slower heart rate.'
What’s your target heart rate?’