Ironically I have not been wearing my personal heart rate monitor the last few weeks. I can not use HR data to the fullest since I have not found my max HR for this year (for obvious reasons). Based on last year's numbers, I estimate my running max HR should be around 190 bpm while my biking max HR should be slightly above 180 bpm or so. I have been working out based on perceived exertion instead and not wearing my personal monitor. So this weekend I strapped it back on to compare HR with PRE.
So Saturday I just ran. Went back to my trails so I really don't know how many miles I did. But I was in the woods for 1 hour 20 ish and on an all-purpose trail for about 20 minutes before and after. My HR avg for the first 1:40 was 144 bpm. For the last 20 minutes I was trying to just run an easy pace while keeping the HR down in high zone 2. I figured I could do 8 minute pace, but I guess the HR climbed a little higher than I wanted it to at the end. The HR avg was 150 bpm, climbing to 152 bpm for the last mile.
Sunday I got on the bike. Real time was 3 hours. Riding time was closer to 2:45. I forgot to restart my watch after one of our stops. Bike computer said 50 miles at 17.9 avg. HR monitor said HR avg 132 bpm.
Went for a 3 mile transition run afterwards which was clocked at 23:01 with a HR avg of 155 bpm.
I expected te see those types of HR numbers for the run, but 132 bpm on the bike? Umm...dang...Well something doesn't seem to add up. Unfortunately I have finals this week and I don't have much time to think about this. If you folks out there care to analyze this for me, well please feel free to comment. If not well you can just comment on something else, like the Cleveland Cavs.
Have a great week.